As many people on the DU campus know by now, the transportation of books and materials from Penrose Library to the Hampden Center began April 18.
The movement of materials is going quite smoothly. By the end of Wednesday last week, the movers had transported almost 20,000 linear feet of library material. The first part of the move focused on the least-used materials, including bound journal volumes and seldom-used books.
At one point, the movers were transferring 20,000 books per day to the Hampden Center. The Hampden Center is a 51,500-square-foot storage facility in southwest Denver, purchased by the University for both temporary and permanent library material storage.
The transportation process is now on slow-down until the end of finals in June. Movers continue to work, but the plan is to minimize disruption. After finals are completed, the book moving will start up again at full speed.