Restroom renovations are underway in Parks Library.

May 02, 2018

In spring 2017, the University Library announced the completion of our comprehensive space and feasibility study, which was reported in six phases.

We are happy to announce that phase one work on the 57-year old restrooms (south end of the 1960s addition) is underway. A substantial completion date of August 10 means that when students return for the fall semester, they will have new bathrooms to use. Located on each floor of the building, the modern facilities will comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and be gender and family inclusive.


Parks Library is one of the most heavily used buildings on the Iowa State campus, with 12,000+ students visiting every day. Parks Library will be on the growing list of buildings with accommodating and inclusive washrooms. The second bank of restrooms at the north end of the 1960s addition will be completed over the summer in 2019. OLP Construction, LLC of Urbandale is the contractor for the project.


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Kathy A. Parsons, head of Preservation & Stacks Management Dept., 204 Parks Library, 515-294-9630

M. Monica Gillen, communications specialist, 302 Parks Library, 515-294-1442