Shain services will be unavailable June 2-6

May 30, 2014

The Shain Library building will be closed the week of June 2-6 while all library services move to Ernst Common Room in Blaustein. For that week, and only for that week, no Shain services or collections will be available.

Shain Library services (circulation, reference, reserves, ILL, etc.) will open in Ernst on Monday, June 9, and will be available there all summer and throughout the next academic year.

The Shain Library collections will remain in Shain. In order to check out any materials, you will use the special request function in the online catalog, Caravan. Your materials will be retrieved and available for pick up in Ernst on the next working day. More detailed information on the process will be distributed in June and library staff members will be happy to walk you through it if necessary.

If you need access to items from the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, special arrangements must be made in advance. Call Ben Panciera (x2654) or Becky Parmer (x2686).

Staff: If you work with faculty members and they have asked for your help with reserve book lists, please get those course reserve requests for the fall to Carol Strang as soon as possible. It will take longer to process these requests, so please allow extra time.

Faculty: There is still time to get fall reserve lists in, but please send them to Carol Strang as soon as possible.

During the academic year, open access computers will be available in the first floor halls and atrium, the Faculty Lounge and Ernst in Blaustein, as well as in the Greer Music Library in Cummings. There will also be seating in Ernst, the Faculty Lounge and throughout Blaustein that can be used when those spaces are not being used for classes or events. However, this summer, the Faculty Lounge will be used as a staff space, and will not be available.

Finally, many of you draw heavily on our terrific collection of documentaries and films. Please bear in mind that you will not be able to stop by the library to browse the shelves for titles to watch on the weekend. If you request something on a Friday, you will have to stop by on Saturday to pick it up. Some of our leisure film and book collection will be in Ernst for browsing, but that is a restricted in size. Again, please call us for help at 860-439-2655.

If you have questions, call the Reference Desk at 860-439-2655 or stop by their new location in Ernst beginning on June 9.


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