Rowdy Renovations: Library undergoes construction


Yellow tape and construction cones mark inaccesible areas on the third floor of the John Peace Library. Tristan Ipock, The Paisano

Danielle Throneberry

Over the next year, students will notice big changes in the John Peace Library. A series of fire safety renovations are being made as part of “The Fire Life Safety Project” in order to guarantee the library is up-to-date with regulations.

Students will see brand new glass magnetic doors installed throughout the library’s numerous stairwells. However, the bulk of the updates will take place on the third floor including new glass doors along the perimeter of the landing and state-of-the art fire-resistant glass walls replacing the infamous wooden panels.

“I believe that the renovations to the third floor were long overdue. I am excited to study in the new safe atmosphere,” said junior information systems major Anthony Lopez.

UTSA Libraries Facilities and Operations Manager asserts the primary objective of the renovations is to ensure top “safety and comfort” for all UTSA students.