Addlestone Library reopens second and third floors

We’re delighted to announce that second and third floors of Addlestone Library will reopen on Monday, August 18.

Major Improvements include:

· Adding 200 seats for students, including 140 general seats, 3 small group study rooms, and 50 seats in new flexible lecture/ learning space.

· Giving students easy access to power outlets for their laptops, phones and numerous other mobile devices.

· Consolidating the entire book collection (A –Z) on the second floor in mobile shelving and moving periodicals to the third floor.

· Expanding the Special Collections Reading Room to provide more seats for students and researchers and more reference books – opening Sept. 1

· Expanding capacity for the library’s unique manuscript and rare book collections- continuing thru mid-October

· Adding a high-tech multifunction room on the third floor – opening later in August

· Starbucks replaces java city on the first floor.

We still have a lot of “fine tuning” to do over the course of the next few weeks. So bear with us and ask the friendly staff at the Circulation Desk or Information Desk for assistance.

 

Best wishes for a grand start of the new academic year.

OAKS scheduled downtime

OAKS will be unavailable to all users the day of Friday, May 9th for a system upgrade to version 10.3.  This upgrade will bring increased functionality to several of the tools you use the most such as Discussions and Dropbox.

It’s important to note that it may be unavailable for the entire day, so please plan accordingly.


Addlestone Library Improvements this summer

The Addlestone Library is making some exciting improvements over this summer and we want you to know we are working to make this process as minimally disruptive to our patrons as possible.

  • The second and third floors of the library will be closed starting May 3rd.
  • The first floor of the library will be open as usual.
  • The librarians and student computing support technicians will be available to help with your research and technology questions.
  • The Center for Student Learning will be open.
  • The café will be closed.

You will be able to get the books and articles you need through PASCAL and Interlibrary Loan. Please refer to this guide for information on using PASCAL and Interlibrary Loan. Or, feel free to ask at the information desk for assistance.

Stay up-to-date with the improvements by visiting the Addlestone Improvement Blog.

What are the improvements, you ask?

  • 200 new seats
  • 3 new study rooms
  • 1 new lecture room
  • New Starbucks Café
  • More power for mobile devices
  • Expansion of Special Collections
  • South Carolina Historical Society Collection coming in Dec. 2014