Monthly Archives: May 2016

Copley Renovations are Heating Up!

FullSizeRender (7)The summer is here and naturally, that means HVAC renovations and repairs for Copley Library. In today’s post we answer five questions about our summer renovations and let you know how you can follow our progress all summer long.

Will the library be open during the renovation?

Yes. However, areas under construction will be closed to the public and temporary closures of Copley Library may be possible as construction progresses. Please subscribe to Copley Library’s Construction Guide for important updates and additional FAQ’s.

Will services be affected?

The impact on services and access to library resources will be minimal. Inter-Library Loan, Circuit and Reserves services will be fully operational and reference services will be provided Monday-Thursday 11:00am-4pm. Access to our print books will be limited. To see if the book you need is available, search our online catalog by title or author. If the book is unavailable, you may be able to request a copy via Circuit.

Will Copley Library computers be accessible during the renovation?

Access to computers will be limited, but we will have some workstations available on the main floor throughout the ongoing project.

What is HVAC?

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, HVAC stands for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning.

When will the project be completed?

The project will be completed in mid-August.

Copley Main FloorFollow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to get an insider’s view of the renovations as they progress and don’t forget to use Copley Library’s Construction Guide to get important updates on the project.

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Copley Library Support During Finals

Associated Students snack tableCopley Library recognizes that finals are often the most stressful time during a student’s academic career.  We strive to provide resources or partner with other campus initiatives to alleviate some of this stress for students.  First and foremost, the library is open 24 hours a day the week before as well as during finals.  The main floor in Copley and the Mother Hill Reading Room is dedicated to silent study.  Our reference librarians are available at the reference desk during much of this time (see this link for a reference desk schedule) but also can be reached through other avenues (see live chat and email reference options at this link).

We also partner every year with several organizations on campus during finals.  The Associated Students provides candy and other snacks on a snack table in Copley on the main floor. The Fair Trade folks are offering coffee and chocolates in front of Copley Library on May 13 from 11am-1pm.  IFC will sponsor a study break table outside Copley with coffee, hot cocoa, and snacks on Sunday, May 15th and Monday, May 16th from 8pm-10pm.

Copley Library would also like to recognize other campus resources that can support students during finals.  The You Are USD website offers a variety of Finals Week resources.  On this site, other campus study spaces are highlighted on a campus map, including any spaces that allow group study, food and drink, and 24-hour access.  The site also links to helpful hints for taking care of yourself during the stressful finals week and improving study skills.  Finally, the Torero to Go food truck will be outside the library from 9 pm to 1 am May 12 – 17.

Good luck on finals and have a great summer!

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