Retrofit Brings Changes at Doe

How to Find Your Way at the Library
During Seismic Upgrade Effort

The ongoing seismic renovation of Doe Library-whose ultimate goal is a safer structure for the Library's collections, researchers, and staff-brings with it some disruptions to life as usual.

While the renovation work is in progress, services are changing and collections are being relocated. Detailed and up-to-date information on these changes, including hours of service, is available on the library web page. The page an be easily accessed via the Campus Home Page. Choose "library web" off the "quick access" menu. From the library web page, choose "what's new."

A summary of changes follows:

Services and Collections

  • Researchers seeking assistance should begin by visiting the Information Center, located on the first floor of Doe, which is slated to remain open during the construction period. Experienced staff are available to help point users in the right direction or refer them to the appropriate subject specialist. Access will be from the east side of the center (opposite the main circulation desk).

  • The Humanities and Area Studies reading room will remain closed during the construction period, through August 1998.

  • The Morrison Library has been temporarily relocated to the newly christened Morrison Annex, Room 131 Doe. The Morrison Library is scheduled to reopen in August 1998.

  • Service at the South Southeast Asia Library is unaffected. The library may be visited during service hours. (Visit GLADIS and consult news hours for details).

  • The Art History/Classics Library is open for service as normal. The classics library can now be accessed via the southwest corner elevator located near the south entrance to Doe. Signs posted at this entrance point visitors in the appropriate direction.

  • The Government/Social Science Information Service is unaffected.

Reference Materials

  • The Information Center collection is being enlarged and broadened to enable staff to provide in-depth reference service and easy access to reference material by the campus community.

  • The Humanities and Area Studies reference collection is being relocated to the large hall just outside the humanities reading room.

  • A few thousand volumes are being transferred to the Information Center. Several thousand low-use volumes will be left in the reading room and made available on a delayed basis. (Paging requests should be placed through information center staff.)


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