Library prepares for move to Villages

A. Renee Hamilton

Half-empty shelves, bins of books marked “$1 a bag,” and new online databases, mark the beginning of the library’s preparation to move house to the Villages located on lower campus.

The anticipated move is scheduled to be completed sometime between the end of Fall 2009, and the beginning of Spring 2010, Kevin O’Connor, dean, Liberal Arts and Learning Resources said.

The library is busy weeding out some of the outdated resources.

“We are taking the books that circulate the most,” Elizabeth Horan, distance learning librarian, said.

 Students need not fear a loss of available resources due to the move. All of the 70 library computers, and the 42 computers from the Learning Assistance Program, will also be moving to the new location. Accommodations will be available for students to study, read, or use the free wi-fi connection the library provides.

Faculty and staff are working to ensure students have access to all the resources the library provides.

“We’re trying to make sure that the services the students use the most are available to them,” Horan said.

For students who can’t make it to the library’s new home, go online.

“If you can’t make it to the Villages there are online resources,” Horan, said.

The library will reside in its new home until the re-opening, scheduled to take place in 2011.

The library hours are Mon.-Thur. 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and closed on Sunday.  

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