In recent weeks, there have been several elevator service outages in the Waterloo campus Library building. These outages have been increasingly frustrating to Library users and staff members, and we greatly regret the inconvenience and disruption.
Laurier's elevator service company has now advised us that, due to the ongoing technical difficulties and age of the current elevators, the university should investigate a full modernization and upgrade to the building's elevator system.
In response to this recommendation, and based on its own preliminary assessment, the university has engaged an elevator engineering consultant to complete a full elevator condition assessment and report.
Interim maintenance work continuing
Pending this full report, Laurier's elevator service company is continuing work on the current system on an ongoing basis to ensure its safety and maximum functionality.
The Library is coordinating daily with Laurier's Physical Resources team and the elevator service company to ensure our users receive accurate, up-to-date information regarding the elevators. In addition, Library desk staff are available to assist users with disabilities or other challenges in retrieving materials from the building's upper floors.
Study of full elevator system upgrade currently underway
The elevator engineering consultant conducted a site visit during the week of March 30, and additional assessment and reporting work is underway. We will continue to update Library users and staff with information regarding this process as it is received.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the elevators at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Once again, we greatly regret the disruptions to elevator service and the inconvenience to our community.