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Davis Library designed
for space, convenience
By KEITH BRADSI1ER
With a floor area of almost 10 acres
and a book capacity of 1.8 million'
volumes, the Walter Royal Davis
Library will satisfy the space require
ments of the university library system at
least through 1995 and possibly to the
year 2000, Larry P. Alford, chief cir
culation librarian, said Tuesday.
The total seating capacity of Davis
Library is 3,013 there are chairs for
twice as many students as Wilson
Library. The increase comes in lounge,
open carrel, and table seating. "There
are approximately the same number of
assigned seats in each building," Alford
The building has eight stories above
ground and one lower level, all fitted on
to a three-acre site. The eighth floor is
almost as high as the top of the
Morehead Bell Tower. "You can see the
Duke Chapel sometimes (from the eighth
floor)," Alford said.
The interior is designed to minimize
distances between public services de
partments. The first floor will hold the
circulation and information desks, the
card catalog, a main gallery, a main
reading room, the periodicals desk and
reading area, as well as all reference
desks with their collections of indexes.
The microfilms department and a
copy center run by the University are on
the second floor. "There just wasn't
room for everything down there (on the
first floor)," Alford said.
The main stacks start on the second
floor with the beginning of the Library
of Congress classification. On the third
through the eighth floors the stacks fill
large rectangular areas with carrels,
lounges and study rooms scattered
around the edge. The government docu
ments collection will be housed in the
basement, which will not be open to
students. Five high-speed elevators run
between the floors, Alford said.
Each of the third through eighth
floors has six study rooms, which will
hold four or five students apiece. Each
of these floors also has closed graduate
study carrels, offices for faculty resear
chers, and two lounges one for
smokers and one for non-smokers.
Each graduate study carrel has a door
and a window and is located in six
towers attached to the south side of the
Davis Library. "One of the reasons for
the irregularities in the towers is to pro
vide windows in each carrel," Alford
The use of natural light is emphasized
throughout the above ground stories of
the libraries. "We wanted to let natural
light into the stacks to make them less
oppressive," Alford said. The stacks
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Floor plan of the main floor of Walter R. Davis Library.
have high ceilings to achieve the same
While some of the furniture will come
from Wilson Library, much new furni
ture of different sizes and colors has
already been purchased and installed,
Alford said. "We bought different
kinds of lounge furniture for each floor
so that all people, short and tall people,
can find a kind they like, and so that
many people can find a floor with col
ors that they like," he said.
The machinery used to check out
books in Wilson Library will be moved
tr Davis T ibrarv and will not Vv re
placed for another couple of years,
To prevent the loss of books, an elec
tronic security system' compatible with
and similar in appearance to the equip
ment in the Undergraduate Library has
been installed. .
The parking lot at the east end of the
library will be open only to service
vehicles and three library vans, Alford
said. The surrounding earthen mounds,
called berms, are designed to shield the
loading dock and parking lot from the
view of pedestrians and drivers on
Raleigh Road, he said.
Wilson Library to close for 3 days so new library can open
By KEITH BRADSHER
The Walter Royal Davis Library will open Feb. 7,
Larry P. Alford, chief circulation librarian and coor
dinator of the move, said Monday.
Wilson Library will close Friday Feb. 3. Over the
weekend the reference, circulation, periodicals and
microforms departments will be moved to Davis
Library, Alford said. When Wilson Library reopens
Feb. 6, only the special collections will be available to
Students and faculty will not be able to use the
bulk of library holdings on Feb. 4, 5, and 6, Alford
said. "We regret the inconvenience to students, but it
simply isn't possible to move the public services
departments while maintaining services," he said.
"That is one of the unfortunate results of the delay (in
the completion of Davis Library). We would have
moved the public services departments over Labor
In middle or late March, when the contents of the
Wilson Library stacks have been Vnoved to Davis
Library, the special collections will be moved into the
new stacks and the older parts of the building will be
closed for renovation. The project has been budgeted
for $5.6 million, said Alfred S. Sharlip, assistant
librarian for planning and finance. "They will be
making substantial alterations," he said.
Large, covered bookcases on wheels will be used to
move the books, Alford said. Twelve teams of
movers, six in Wilson Library and six in Davis
Library, will load and unload the carts, which will be
transported by vans between the two buildings.
"There are no tunnels," Alford said.
Apollo Moving Specialists, a professional library
mover from Minnesota, will begin transferring 50
miles of books from Wilson Library on Jan.' 12,
Alford said. The move will take six to eight weeks.
Charts posted in the lobby and at the circulation
desk of Wilson Library will show which classifica
tions of books will move each day. Books moved to
Davis in January will be available through a paging
system, Alford said. Students who need books that
have already been moved will have to ask at the
Wilson Library circulation desk to have the book,
recovered from the Davis Library, he said, adding
that it would take no more than 24 hours to page a
The Humanities Reading Room will be restored,
Sharlip said. "They're going to preserve the identity
of that room as it is, because it is a beautiful room
and a historic room," he said.
Wednesday, December 7, 1983The Daily. Tar Heel3
New council rules on development
By DEBORAH SIMPKINS
The newly elected 1984 Chapel Hill
Town Council went straight to work
Monday night and approved several de
velopment ordinances and a task force
- for the town's entranceways.
After farewell speechs by council mem
bers Joe Straley and Jim Wallace, new
comer Nancy Preston, former member Bill
Thorpe and incumbents R.D. Smith and
Jonathan Howes were sworn in by N.C.
Court of Appeals Judge Willis B.
Whichard. Mayor. Joe Nassif also took
the oath of office for his second term.
Bev Kawalec was elected Mayor Pro
Tern by the council, while David Roberts
was re-elected as Town Clerk.
Of the five development ordinances
presented, the Council approved only
In a 5-4 vote, the council approved an
ordinance eliminating a provision from
the town development ordinance that
gave developers credit for donating part
of the site for street rights of way.
Under the provision, the calculation of
land-use intensity how much of a site
can be developed also could be based
on the total land area of a development
plus one-half of the open space such as
streets, parks and lakes adjoining the
site. - -
Council members voting to delete the
provision said that the practice has led to
more dense development than had been
intended in the development ordinance.
Howes, however, said eliminating the
ordinance would cost Chapel Hill money
because the town would have to buy
rights of way that developers had been
The council also established a seven
member task force to study the main
roads leading into Chapel Hill. Three
members are to be appointed by the
Town Council while one member is to be
Former Chapel Hill mayor probably will run for Congress
By ANGELA SANDERS
Special to the DTH
Former Chapel Hill Mayor Howard
Lee said last week he will probably seek
the 4th District congressional seat in
Lee, a former secretary of the N.C.
Department of Natural Resources and
Community Development, told about 30
students and supporters in Morrison
Residence Hall that he is "99.99 percent
committed" to running. He said he ex
pects, to make a final decision in two to
"I want very much to be the congress
man from this district," Lee said. The 4th
District seat now is held by Rep. Ike An
drews, a Democrat from Cary.
J m Andrews' ' voting - record during ; ; his
terms in "Office has lacked consistency,
Lee said. "If I become a candidate, Rep.
Andrews will have to defend his record."
An elected official should be "an in
novator and a mover," he said. He said
that while serving as mayor of Chapel
Hill from 1969-1975, he tried to do
something new each year. He persisted
when barriers existed, such as with the
implementation of the Chapel Hill Tran
Money should not be a requirement for
holding public office, he said. "Some of
us have to band together to make sure
that we don't abdicate the responsibility
of government to only those with
Lee also encouraged students to
become involved in Chapel Hill politics.
Lee, who ran unsucessfully for lieute
nant governor in 1976, is a lecturer in the
UNC School of Social Work. .
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Before the meeting got under way, the
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