We’ve received a number of questions from students/ faculty about dates when the library collections will be closed due to the Library Retrieval System (LRS) loading project.
The LRS loading project is complex and beginning/ending dates keep shifting. The latest date we have received to begin loading is April 2, but please don’t regard this as a firm date yet! IF we did begin loading on April 2, the collections would be closed a week or so before spring break. The best way to respond to a question about closing the collections is to encourage everyone to check out books before spring break and remind them that they can renew the books online.
Once a closure date is finalized, the Library will make an announcement to the entire campus community, hopefully at least a month before the start date of the loading project. The Library wants to keep the public informed, but doesn’t want to give out a date that keeps changing. For current students/faculty/staff, the Library will provide access to Link+ resources during the closure and library staff will be trained to provide information related to retrieving monographs from other libraries and resources.
Darlene Tong/ Thomas Iwatsubo