Thursday, August 30, 2007

Welcome Class of 2011!

Greetings new students, and welcome to Oberlin. Be sure to come to the library on Friday, August 31 between 11am and 5pm for an introduction to library services. There will be fun, food, and free stuff! Be among the first students to experience our new Academic Commons.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Back in business ... and *almost* finished

The Library re-opens at 8:00am on Tuesday the 28th, although the finishing touches are still being applied to the Academic Commons. Come see our progress.

Reading Girl and La Penserosa in their new homes

Comfy seating area

Cafe tables ready and waiting

Lounge seating in the current periodicals area

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mudd Closed on Monday the 27th

The Library will be closed all day on Monday, August 27th to allow library staff to move into the renovated space.

We'll re-open on Tuesday, August 28th and the ramp will once again be the main entrance. Furniture will still be arriving, and we'll be settling into the new digs, but come have a look at the Academic Commons!


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Oops -- OhioLINK catalog is on the blink

Keyword searching and the requesting feature are not working -- specialists are on the job, though and hope to restore full service soon.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Elsewhere in the Academic Commons ...


We're looking forward to helping you from our new desk

Future home of the printers

The classroom

Compact shelving behind the circulation desk for reserves, videos, holds, etc.

Nice legs!

Power Tower


Cafe Taking Shape

Peek into Azariah's

Step right in!

Love that cork floor!

View from the east wall

Service counter

Imagine cafe seats on the near side of the curved wall
and current periodicals on the other

Periodicals shelving being installed


Thursday, August 09, 2007

Where are the videos?

Another sign of progress towards the completion of the Academic Commons project is our move of the VHS video and DVD collection from A-V Services. Even as you read, the shelving for this collection is being moved to the Main Level of Mudd to be housed behind the circulation desk. We have had to store all of the materials for a few weeks while the move is occurring and will not be offering general circulation of the materials during that time. We apologize for that inconvenience. If you have an urgent academic need to view one of our video collection, please contact Allison Gallaher in the circulation department (x55019) for special assistance. We looking forward to offering expand hours to the collection when we open our new circulation desk in a few weeks.