The Library tends to feel a little empty in the summer, so the cadets are always a welcome sight when they return…But that is not to say we haven’t been busy! While the students were away, the staff has been working on relocating some of our collections. Aside from the giant move to Bartlett Hall North that the Special Collections & Archive division just completed, there are also two smaller projects worth noting.
The DVD collection has been moved away from the compact shelving area on the second floor and now resides in the same location as the periodicals on the northeast side of the second floor. You will find the DVDs on the same shelving unit as the journals – they begin where the journals end – around mid-range. The low shelving here will make selecting a DVD much easier for everyone!
Another change – still a work in progress – has been the integration of most of our Reference books into the general circulating collection. These titles are discoverable in the catalog and will now be available for borrowing. The books that will remain in the Reference collection are temporarily housed in the northwest corner of the second floor. The intent of incorporating Reference books into the general collection is to increase the accessibility of these materials – while freeing up some much needed space for a Library redesign project that is in the works.
So, we offer a big “Welcome Back!” to all our patrons and invite you stop by the Library to see these changes for yourself!