Monthly Archives: June 2017

The Staircase is Gone (or Update #2)

Once St. Didacus was safely removed from the Copley Library entrance, construction on the new library entrance went into full swing. And YES, Copley is definitely OPEN during construction. The temporary entrance is located at the back of the building. Just follow the signs and library staff will be inside to help you find your way around. 


We are open Monday – Thursday 8am – 9pm ; Friday 8am – 5pm ; Saturday 10 am – 6pm and Sunday 1pm – 9pm. Click here for summer holiday closures and Reference Hours. Also, check out the Services page for info on how we can help during the summer months.

The bulk of the noise (and shaking of the building) occurred last week as the construction crew was demolishing the front staircase. With the staircase out of the way, the rest of construction should not cause too much impact on those studying in Copley.


This construction will incorporate the Library entrance with the rest of the Colachis Plaza project. Colachis Plaza, estimated to be completed sometime in August, will feature garden space, walkways, study areas, and a central lawn that will run from Copley Library to the Immaculata. There will also be a new fountain in front of Copley Library. The Construction Cam is set up just outside the library so you can see how the project is progressing. Also check back here for updates throughout the summer.

Colachis Plaza Construction Cam




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Where is St. Didacus off to this summer? Or summer’s already started! (or Update #1)

Summer at the University of San Diego is well underway with summer classes having started on June 5, 2017.  To help students be more productive while studying and doing homework at the library, our Library I.T. guy has been replacing most if not all of the computers in the library. You’ll start seeing the new computers over the next few weeks if not already.


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For two summers now, Copley Library has again a major renovation project going on. The main entrance will be renovated  throughout most of the summer months in order to blend into the Colachis Plaza expansion. The new plaza and library entrance project is anticipated to last through mid-August. The entrance to Copley Library has moved. The temporary entrance is located at the back of the library building (by Copley Lawn) until we get a new front entrance sometime in August. Feel free to visit us, we’re still open regular summer hours!

For the summer schedule check out the hours page at:

We won’t be able to report on the whereabouts of St Didacus until  late August, he’s off to a new adventure. In the meanwhile, do come back every week to get an update on the new Copley Library entrance and the Colachis Plaza expansion!


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