Posts filed under 'Library Building Project'

Rapid Copy Center to Close

The Library’s Rapid Copy Center will close Monday, September 29, 2008.

Self-service copiers are available on the first floor of the Library, and in HSS 101 and 107, the lower conference level of the Student Center and the One Stop Student Services Center.

A new Campus Copy Center operated by the Bookstore will open in M110
on the Mezzanine level of the Student Center on or about October 1, but will focus on large production jobs initially.  Please use the self-service copiers for smaller copying jobs.

The Library will continue to offer large format printing; this service will relocate to
the Information Commons space in Library Annex I when it opens later
this fall.

The only form of payment for the services supported by the Library
will be the OneCard.

2 comments September 26th, 2008

Reserve Book Room Closure

Due to the Library Building Project the Reserve Book Room will close Monday, September 15 at Noon. Reserve Services will reopen in a new location at HSS 102, Wednesday, September 17 at 8AM.
Reserve Book Room services will be temporarily unavailable during the move.
Electronic Reserves will be unaffected.
The lost study space will be replaced with the new Library Annex I near the main parking lot opening soon.

Add comment September 10th, 2008

Construction Noise 9/9/08 – 10PM

The John F. True Computer Lab / Study Area will experience construction noise starting at 10PM September 9.

The noise will go though the early morning.

Add comment September 9th, 2008

Study Space Update 8/29/08

Cafe 101

The Cesar Chavez Student Center, along with the Division of Information Technology (DOiT), has stepped forward to help address the dramatic reduction in study space the campus will face once the Library building closes later this semester. Cafe 101 on the ground floor of the Student Union is now open extended hours and will soon have expanded wireless coverage courtesy of DOiT.


Mon-Thur: 7am-10pm
Friday: 7am-4pm
Saturday: 8am-2pm
Sunday: Closed

2nd Floor Library Study Space

Now that it looks like most Library services will continue to be offered in the Library building through October, we are exploring ways to make this old building more user friendly. A modest success on this front is the opening of a new study area in the NW corner of the 2nd floor near Periodicals. There are seats for 50+ students, access to the wireless network and a few more power outlets that are usually found in the building. We hope to open additional study areas soon.

2 comments August 29th, 2008

Mini MAC Computer Lab

Students who’ve been inconvenienced by the closure of the old MAC Computer Lab will be pleased to know that due to the hard work of the always stellar MAC Lab Staff, a Mini MAC Computer Lab is now open upstairs in Lib. 438. The fourth floor lab has 32 Apple iMacs with a full suite of software applications, scanners and printing.

The Mini MAC Computer lab is also where students who borrow a laptop from Media Access on the 3rd floor can print their work.

Add comment August 29th, 2008

Library Building Project – 8/22/08 Update

As you no doubt will notice as soon as you return to campus, the Library building expansion and renovation project is well underway. The construction fences surrounding the Library may give you the impression that we are closed, but this is not the case!

The Library is open for business, and starting Monday August 25th we will resume our regular semester hours.

Also, beginning Monday, August 25th:

  • The Mini MAC Lab opens in Lib 438 with 32 Macintosh computers to provide some of the computer capacity for students that is no longer available in the former Media Access Center Computer Lab on the 3rd floor.
  • The Library Ground floor will be accessed only by elevator after August 24.  The Ground floor entrance/exit on the north/quad will become an emergency exit only.
  • The Reserve Book Room will continue to occupy the Ground floor, but the hours will change to match those of the Main Library.
  • AT Media Services will continue to operate from the Ground floor until their new space in Burk Hall is ready.

Thank you.

3 comments August 22nd, 2008

Library Building Project Underway

new library• A major expansion and renovation of the J. Paul Leonard Library building is underway.

• Leonard Library building services will continue but will be relocated to other on-campus locations Summer/ Fall 2008. The Library building will close Fall 2008.

• Study space and computer access will be available in the new Library Annex 1 building, near the parking structure, Fall 2008.

• The Library website, online catalog, databases and journals will be unaffected.

• Books and media will be available by online request for pickup within 24 hours at a circulation desk in the HSS building.

• The new state-of-the-art library building will open Fall 2011.

24 comments May 16th, 2008

Library Services During Construction

campus map thumbWhile the Library building is expected to close at the end of September, the Library itself will continue to function. Collections and services currently provided by the Leonard Library, Academic Technology (AT) and the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development (CTFD) will be available in other campus locations.

For example, users will be able to request books and other items in the circulating collections through the Library Catalog which will then be delivered to a distribution desk in the HSS building, near the center of campus, within 24 hours for review and checkout.

The services currently available in the Media Access Center Computer Lab and John F. True Computer Lab will be combined and provided in the new Library Annex 1, which is being built this summer near the parking structure. Library Annex 1 will house a large Information Commons, with over 150 computers, multi-media editing stations and study space for more than 300 students.

Librarians will be available via instant messaging, email, phone and in person to work with students and faculty. And Library instruction will continue in a variety of locations, still to be finalized.

For the most up-to-date information on how Library, AT and CTFD services will be provided during construction, check the Library Building Project web pages.

16 comments May 16th, 2008

Faculty / Graduate Reading Room & Gov Pubs Close

In order to accommodate the construction schedule for the Library Building project, we had to close the faculty / graduate reading room in Library 426C as of Friday April 25th. The closure was necessary to allow us to move the Library Administrative offices and Government Publications staff off of the 5th and 6th floors.

We understand that closing this very popular study space, just before finals, will have a huge impact on the campus, particularly for Grad students. Some frequent users of the reading room have let us know how much they valued the room, and how upset they are to loose it, which has been great. Keep the comments coming. This is the beginning of a project scheduled to last for three years and the impacts on campus will be far reaching. A lot of planning has gone into how all of the units in the library building–Academic Technology, CTFD and the Leonard Library–will continue to provide services during this period. We hope that you will continue to let us know, via the Spotlight Blog and through other channels, when the changes we put in place don’t work for you, as well as when they do.

Add comment May 2nd, 2008

Library Building Project to Begin

new libraryWhat’s happening to the Library?

A three-year project to expand and renovate the J. Paul Leonard Library building is underway.

Construction will begin with the demolition of the Franciscan Building on the site of the new addition at the end of spring semester.

The current Library building will close by October 1, 2008.

The expanded and renovated library building will open for Fall 2011.

How will I use library services and collections during the three year construction period?

Library, Academic Technology and Center for Teaching and Faculty Development services will be available from other on-campus locations by October 1, 2008.

The Library web site, and online catalog, databases and journals will be unaffected.

Study space and computer access will be available in Library Annex I, a new temporary building near the Lot 20 parking garage.

Books and media will be available by online request for pickup within 24 hours at a distribution desk in the HSS building.

Research assistance will be available at both locations and by phone, instant messaging or e-mail.

9 comments May 2nd, 2008

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