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Overhaul of library facility ready to begin at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is ready to begin issuing and awarding construction bids for the $16.8 million expansion and renovation of the William L. Clements Library, which houses the university's collection on early American history. says staff began moving the facility's vast set of collections off-site in August. The renovation of the 1920s-era building will make the American culture collection easier to see and more accessible to the public, while also adding storage for items not on display.

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