Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Students: Where in the World is the Library now?

Dear Students:
You may wonder “Where in the WORLD is the Library now?”  Good question!  We are still here but not quite ready to open our doors again.  Since June, we have been renovating your library to create an even more wonderful place to study, collaborate and conduct research.  Our “move in” date is yet to be determined.  BUT…. That doesn’t mean that we are not ready for business!

Here are our plans for “Kolwyck Library Lite” until we can properly reopen.

Please also consult a page made especially for you on our website:  Services for Students.  The links listed below are all on there but are listed here for ease of use.

NOTE: Since we are limited for computer space, please use computers for school work only so that others may have a chance to use them as well!

Location #1: The Main Kolwyck Library is located in the IMC Building in the Reading Center – Room #215 (2nd Floor)

Hours:  M – Th 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
              F        7:30 am – 4:30 pm
              Sa      10:00 am – 6:00 pm *
              Su      1:00 pm – 9:00 pm *

*NOTE Weekend Hours begin September 7th and will only be held in Location #1.

Services we offer in the Main Library are:
•    Circulation of Books - Books are requested through a form and library staff will retrieve.  Please allow 24 hours for the completion of your request.   Pick up at the Circulation Desk.
•    Reserve Items for Classes – Available at the Reading Center service desk.
•    Reference Assistance – During library hours and by appointment (see below).
•    “RAD” Sessions:  The Library is launching a new service this spring for students and faculty alike.  We are calling them “RAD” sessions (“Research Advisory Discussions”).  Through a sign up form (TBA), library patrons make contact with the library’s reference librarians to make an appointment for one-on-one research consultations.   Consultation length may vary: 15 minutes – 1 hour dependent on the subject material and the depth in which the patron wishes to explore.  Stay tuned to our library website for more details:
•    Computer Access & Printing – 23 designated computers with print management.  10¢ per page cash or 6¢ per page with Print Card. Reloadable Print Cards can be purchased in the library for $1.00.

Standard office software only and internet access available.

Location #2: Overflow Computer Lab for Main Library is located in the IMC Building in the Center for Distributive Education – Room #205 (2nd Floor)

Hours: M – F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Services we offer in the Computer Lab are:
•    Library Staff Member/Students: On duty the hours above.
•    Reference Assistance – During Library hours and by appointment.
•    Computer Access & Printing – 16 computers with Printing capabilities – 10¢ per page cash or 6¢ per page with Print Card. Reloadable Print Cards can be purchased in the library for $1.00. Pick up printing in the Reading Center.

Standard office software only and internet access available.

Don’t forget you can always contact us through the chat, TextChatt, and through email.  Also come by the place listed above.

The new Kolwyck Library will be beautiful and will offer some great new features.  New features will include:
•    110 public computers (both Dells and Macs) for student use.
•    88 carrel seats with electrical outlets and wifi in the Quiet Study area.
•    Customized Research Advisory Discussion (“RAD”) sessions with one-on-one time with librarians to assist you with researching your projects/papers.
•    A new state of the art Digital Creative Suite with 6 Macs for the creation of graphics and audio and video projects.
•    A consolidated service desk for one-stop-help.
•    Four multimedia study rooms (with computers and display) to reserve for group work.
•   Two “Café” areas with booths and comfy seating for taking a break from your studies.
•    A Vending area for light snacks.
•    Two library instruction classrooms (1 traditional, 1 mobile) for library instruction classes.

As always, our librarians and staff are here to help you!  Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you need us!

Can’t wait to show you our new library!  You’ll be amazed!

Susan Jennings
Dean of Library Services


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