UE Library News

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Library Partials Open While Work Continues

Information Commons
On Monday, October 26th, the 1st and 2nd floors of the library opened.  Students are very excited to experience the new space dedicated to their learning and discovery.  Six collaborative spaces offer students the ability to jointly work on projects using wide-screen monitors.  Dozens of movable whiteboards allow students to define the space while being utilized for brainstorming and studying.

Vending & Cafe Area
The Information Commons provides over 30 computers, lots of comfortable seating and powered study tables.  Cafe tables and a vending area greet students using the newest entrance close to Ridgway University Center. Library services like research assistance, circulation and interlibrary loan are delivered in the center of the Commons.

The 2nd floor has additional study areas including two new media study rooms where the Libraries' large AV collection can be viewed.  Patrons can now browse through the CD and DVD collections displayed on new shelving.

The 3rd and 4th floors remain closed as the renovation continues.  All the books and shelves were removed from these floors to speed the construction process.  Reassembling the stacks and reshelving the books is an arduous and ongoing task.  Stay tuned for details regarding when these floors will reopen.

2nd Floor Study Space

DVD & CD collections - now browsable!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Update on the Library Renovation Project

Due to construction delays, the 1st and 2nd floors of the Bower-Suhrheinrich Library will not be open at the start of the semester.  Until work is completed on 1st and 2nd, the library will be offering the following service plan.

Coming soon! Library Information Commons
The Clifford Memorial Library entrance will be open and most services will be offered from our temporary service desk in Room 262 (Acquisitions Department).  Hours of service will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

These services will be offered:
  • Pick up and drop off of library materials
  • Interlibrary loan and document delivery services
  • Course Reserve collection
  • Photocopier with scan-to-email capability 
  • Research Assistance 
  • Library Instruction

Research Assistance provides personalized, one-on-one guidance in the most effective use of the University Libraries’ collection of online resources. Students, faculty and other researchers meet in a private session with a research librarian arranged by appointment at the researcher’s convenience.  Interested researchers can sign up online at the University Libraries’ web page at https://www.evansville.edu/libraries/rapSignup.cfm.  For more information concerning Research Assistance, contact Randy Abbott at 812-488-2727 or e-mail ra2@evansville.edu with questions.

New group study rooms
Thanks to the generous support of Alumni and other friends of the University, we are able to carry out renovations on Bower-Suhrheinrich Library's 3rd and 4th floors.  These improvements include six new group-study rooms, as well as all-new furniture, lighting, paint and carpeting, and realigned stacks. Unfortunately, completing these more extensive renovations means we will be unable to have access to those two floors until late in the autumn semester.

3rd floor books and stacks are getting packed up
When students request a book from our collection, staff retrieve the book if accessible or order a copy from another library, preferably from one of our regional lending partners.  Most books requested through interlibrary loan arrive within 7 days.  Regardless of how the requested information is procured, staff inform students about the process and any relevant updates by email.

We share your frustration during this period of disruption, but we are confident you will agree that the improvements will be worth the wait.  Any questions can be directed to Interim Library Director Steven Mussett at 812-488-2376.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Retrieving Library Material

The UE Library renovation has began and public access to the stacks is unavailable.  However, you can still get books, DVDs, CDs, etc.  How?  By placing a HOLD request.  This video shows you how.

Please call Circulation at 812-488-2482 with any questions.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Getting Ready to Renovate

We are very excited about the upcoming library renovation starting May 11, 2015.  To accommodate the aggressive construction schedule, the libraries will close to all on May 7th.

Library services to the UE community will be by appointment only and our operating hours will be M-F 8 am – 5 pm (closed holidays).

Access to library materials (books, journals, DVDs, ILLs, etc.) will be readied for pick up in Technical Services, 2nd floor, Clifford Library, accessed through the original Clifford Library entrance.

Questions about the renovation, library services or resources can be directed to library@evansville.edu or 812-488-2482.