What's New for Spring 2016?

Welcome back!  There were several changes made during the break that we hope will make the Library even more welcoming and useful for the campus community.  Some are still in progress but we hope you find the new spaces and other changes beneficial.

  • The online floor maps have been updated to highlight areas of quiet and group study on the 2nd and 3rd floors.  Quiet Zone signs have been posted at the stacks reminding people to keep their voices down as they enter those areas. The Silent Study room is gone for this semester but will return in another location. 
  • A Collaboration Lab was created in L205 (the former silent study room) for smaller classes and workshops. The equipment and furniture in there will make that a popular space.
  • The periodical shelving along the west windows outside the CoLab has been removed and new group study areas have been created with power!
  • The current newspapers and periodicals have been moved down to the area by the Library Cafe, making them more prominent and adding to the casual atmosphere.
  • The oversized books from the Case Collection have been moved into their own section after the Zs and are now available for use.
  • The Presidents' photographs were combined and moved to the hallway by the first floor restrooms.  We now have our own Hall of Presidents!
  • There are new and longer loan periods for library materials!  You can now borrow a movie for a week!
  • Librarians can now be found outside of the Library for reference help: Katia Karadjova is at INRSEP (south end of campus) on Fridays 11am-1pm and Tim Miller is at African American Center for Academic Excellence (NHE 206) on Tuesdays 1-3pm.
  • There are a lot of new SkillShops being offered during the semester. Check out the calendar and register now!
  • Please welcome the new College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Librarian, Marissa Mourer.

And the biggest change so far - the Technology Help Desk moved to the south wall of the 1st floor where helpful people will be more visible and better able to serve your tech needs.

These changes are part of the Library's Seismic Retrofit Project - a 2-year project that will see many more changes happening to the inside and outside of the building.  Pick up or read online the Library's Spring Newsletter for more information about these exciting times.