Library Services During Construction

May 16th, 2008

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.

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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Xavier  |  May 22nd, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Next semester is going to be a horrible experience! Many of us depend on library to study between classes and they expect us to walk 15 mnutes to a library annex that can accomodate 300 students? They have 3 months to come up with a better solution to this problem or else you will have thousands of angry students.

  • 2. Concerned Library User  |  June 3rd, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    The closure of the library is a terrible inconvenience. The ability of faculty to conduct research and students to study should be of the highest priority, but how is that possible with all of the library materials scattered across campus?

    We know the closure of the Library building is going to inconvenience everybody. But there’s no way to build a better library on the site of the current library without closing the building. We will do everything possible to continue to support faculty and student research during the construction period. Research assistance will be provided in person, over the phone, through email and via instant message. Let us know if you have any suggestions for how we can make the transition to a new Library building easier for you and others on campus.

  • 3. John Leonard  |  June 8th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Hello, I am the grandson of J. Paul Leonard. I noticed that you are planning a construction project with the library. I was just curious what the project entails? Thank you very much for your response.

    John D. Leonard
    San Ramon, Ca

  • 4. Mady  |  June 11th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    This idea just seems not to work at all. How is someone going to browse through books to see which one they need? You cant request 40 books. Or what if you realize you need a last minute book for essay. Not to mention that the new library will be at the furthest point on campus from the classrooms.

  • 5. student  |  June 14th, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    In a lot of my classes i have less than 24 hours to complete an assignment, how am I am going to do that?

  • 6. L.Banuelos  |  June 20th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Everyone just needs to relax and deal with the issue at hand. The nuisance of construction and the inconvenience of having to walk to the other side of campus (God for bid we should get exercise!) for computers and other resources is a necessary evil so that we may benefit from a new state of the art facility in the future…the internet has an abundance of reputable information that can be used for essays,etc.In addition, there is a public library across the street from SFSU. We must learn to utilize other resources for they ARE out there and rather easy to access.!The current bulilding is waaayyyyy outdated and needs a serious makeover! We are blessed to have the funds available to beautify and update our library…so be grateful. Many individuals do not even have the opportunity to pursue an education… These inconveniences are part of life…better get used to it and learn to deal!

  • 7. QM  |  June 29th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    How many floors will this annex have for its designated “studying area”? I hope this area isn’t just one large room with little or no privacy like the first floor of the library

  • 8. Rebecca  |  July 6th, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    What about the journals etc.? What about microfiche? What about the important step of browsing through the stacks of books while doing research? So often the books I use the most are not found through the catalogue, but while browsing on the nearby shelves.

  • 9. Alex Herter  |  July 8th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Hi I was recently in Rapid Copy and they informed me that they were shutting down Operations in August. I was wondering if they were relocating to another building?
    Thanks

  • 10. student  |  July 9th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Hi,
    I am currently taking a summer course. I need a place to go to study and there isnt anything available after 11pm. I work full time and can’t study during the day. What is available to us? Is there going to be a 24 quiet study room available? There is so much construction going on it’s very difficult to stay focus. Even public libraries don’t close at 7pm!!! THis is extremely frustrating. There will be a riot if you guys don’t come up with a solution. This is unacceptable. I don’t pay almost 3000$ a semester for this!!! You guys should of thought of a better idea before deciding to take the current library down!!! Not to mention you didnt tell incoming freshmen about this.

  • 11. mal  |  July 17th, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    It is sad for those of us who like the hidden study nooks they have in the current but progress as usual continues to plow ahead. I think the current administration has forgotten how important is id to have a quiet study place for student’s to go (esp. those of us with noisy families or neighborhoods) to. Obviously, not too much thought has been given to the fact that this particular university’s students need some time of interim library desperately.

  • 12. madison  |  July 28th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    i am not concerned about having to walk to the bottom of campus to use the computers, i am concerned that i will have no access to book for the rest of my time at state. and no i will never benefit from the new facilities because i will have graduated!!!!! Maybe i wouldnt have chosen to go here if i knew there wouldnt be a library with book to browse through!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 13. m  |  July 28th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    shut up L.BAUELOS just because others cant pursue an education does not mean that i shouldnt have books to pursue mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 14. Elaine Enochs  |  July 30th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I suggest the Library Aministrators make arrangements for students and faculty to fully use facilities at other local campuses, such as USF. Currently we cannot use anything in their library but the seats and chairs they provide for the homeless. Some extended access is available for a not so moderate fee, and aren’t we already paying enough fees??
    I use the library the way most of us do – as a constant resource, and often in the short breaks between classes. I’m a Kinesiology Major and love to exercise, but I don’t always have the 15 minutes to schlep across campus – I need to get a project done right away. Browsing through the books is a part of that process, which is why I suggest we are given access to the USF library. At least, for some advance notice, we can get something done.
    I don’t believe the current “arrangements” are going to be effective or helpful for students in the fall.
    I strongly recommend the Library Administrators make arrangements for students and faculty to fully use facilities – books, computers and study rooms, at other local campuses, such as USF ASAP.
    Otherwise, I have to agree with Xavier (#1).

  • 15. richard c. flanzer  |  August 15th, 2008 at 5:38 am

    It was a beautiful university, and no premise forgiving the estate and the surrounding city of San Francisco. Interesting news for development of the campus and library. Common attentions will as many alumni to the future of California.

  • 16. Amiame Fanaika  |  December 1st, 2008 at 11:14 am

    This is awfu. I have been looking for the Annex where the commputer lab is since this morning at eight o’oclock. I was directed to computer lab in HSS which it turned out it has a class untill 9am, but they did not have a scan which I needed. I went back to the reseved book section and they told me to go to the business computer lab so I waited untill it open at nine. However they do not have any scan either. So I decided to go to the Annex. I asked about twenty people and got different answered and was directed different ways on campus today. Then I decided to come here to the one student stop and looked it up on the computer. Now I hope I will find it now.

    Why did they put the place everyone use all the time at this cornner away and so inconveninent to everyne? I do not know. You expect that they put this place, some where it is acessable to everyone. This is so inconvenient.

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