Summer upgrades in McKeldin Library
Posted: May 19, 2017
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RESEARCH COMMONS EXPANSION UNDERWAY
Space on the fourth floor of McKeldin Library previously occupied by the Teaching and Learning Technology Center will be repurposed to expand the Research Commons.
Renovations begin Friday, May 19, when parts of the front wing of the fourth floor will close. This includes elevator lobby, offices, and certain study areas. The large reading room will remain open.
Collections and services in the rear of the building, including government publications and GIS services, will also remain accessible throughout the renovation, scheduled to be completed by mid-June.
Librarians for humanities and social sciences will relocate to offices in the renovated space and occupy a single location for the first time. In addition to taking advantage of opportunities for additional collaboration, they will be steps away from the large reading room that will be used for consultations, informal meetings and workshops.
The Research Commons compiles services supporting high-level research under one umbrella, expanding the boundaries of the traditional library.
The public microfilm scanners in McKeldin Library will be removed for an upgrade beginning Monday, May 22, 2017. Once they are returned to McKeldin, these machines will have better performance and productivity.
If you need to read or scan any microformat which McKeldin owns, please request the item through Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan has a Scan and Deliver service, which will scan one article or book chapter per issue/volume and ERIC documents (up to 70 pages).