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May 29, 2015

We have a great new study area on the upper floor of the library, with study tables, desks, and a nice sofa and chairs. All the periodicals from Room 203 and the recreational reading books are now up here.To find it, go upstairs and turn right, and go through the double doors to the left of the display case and the right of the stacks entrance.

tables chairs and bookshelf

Addison highly recommends the sofa and chairs.

sofa and chairs

We have moved all the computers from room 203 (on the first floor) to the upper floor. They are next to the computers that were already there. The printer is upstairs now too.

row of computers

This leaves Room 203 (the big room to the left as you enter the library) almost empty and ready to become the Music Pocket Library and USAO Museum!

empty Room 203 with copier, reserves, and LPs Over the summer, we will be renovating Room 203.The west side of the room will be the Music Pocket Library, which will include music recordings, scores, books about music, computer workstations with music notation software, a listening room, a recording room, and study space.

The east side of the room will be the USAO Museum, where we will display the historic artifacts the USAO Archives has collected over the years, including the drums our alumna Te Ata used in her performances, antique furniture dating before the founding of the college, and other great pieces we have not previously been able to display. The construction will be in phases, but we hope to have the Music Pocket Library open by Fall Trimester.

As you can see in the above picture, the book reserves and the copier are still in Room 203, as are the atlases. These may have to be moved eventually, but we do not know where or when they might be moved. If you stop by the library and cannot find them, please ask a staff member for help!

Renovations are also occurring in other parts of the library. Plumbing work is being done in the ceilings in various locations, and the restrooms on the upper floor are currently being renovated. They should be done soon, but until then, the only public restrooms available in the library are those on the south side of the basement.

April 27, 2015

We have made some updates to the website, which will provide a cleaner, easier-to-navigate interface and will give us new ways to post library news and information about new materials. Here is a quick overview of the changes:

LEO Search now has a more prominent place at the top of the page.

All the links on the main page have been incorporated into one responsive library menu, which is on the left side of the screen on our desktop-compatible site and directly under LEO Search on our mobile site.

The Quick Links have been moved to other locations. Links to the Library Catalog and Worldcat can be found in the header of every library page. Course reserves are now in the main library menu. To find them go to Services, and, in the menu that expands, go to Course Reserves. Then, from the expanding menu, select print or electronic. "My Checkouts" can also be found in the main library menu. Go to Services and, in the menu that expands, select "Renew Books."

We have added this news box to the library home page, and next to it is a new materials box. We plan to update these regularly.

Please contact Elizabeth York, the electronic resources librarian, if you are having trouble finding things or if you have any questions or feedback.