The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library will be closed to the public starting April 1, to complete a seismic retrofit of the building as well as some interior renovations over the course of about one year. The Clark, located in L.A.'s historic West Adams District and operated under the aegis of UCLA's Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, is one of UCLA's major libraries for rare books and manuscripts.
Construction will include a new entrance pavilion and increased book storage on the basement level. Existing walkways will be upgraded and the Clark will become compliant with regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
All lectures, symposia, and conferences usually held at the Clark will be offered on UCLA’s main campus from April 1 through the renovation's expected completion in the spring of 2016. The current 2014-15 season of “Chamber Music at the Clark” will continue in the Clark drawing room through the season’s end on April 26; the 2015-16 season will take place at the UCLA campus.