We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

To bring you this break in news about construction. Our work doesn’t stop with the end of the school year (or with construction), and if you’re wondering what we’ve been doing this summer, here are a few of the highlights.

Community Outreach

While work on Copley Library’s main entrance continues, we have kept our doors open to USD and the surrounding community. Last month, we received a visit from the San Diego Youth Symphony, facilitated by Copley Librarian Laura Turner. She demonstrated the linked nature of information through an activity involving paperclips; she also emphasized the central function of the library as being a place where all are welcome to seek information.

In a separate engagement with the Linda Vista community, Copley Librarian Alejandra Nann taught an instruction session to members of the Bayside Community Center on resources for their nutrition class. The library is working with Bayside’s Cooperative Leadership Academy to empower the community through knowledge. 


Vegetables on display at the Bayside Community Center


Spotlight on Special Collections

The Department of Special Collections has several projects underway that will result in more research resources for the USD community and will provide a good look at the history of the campus. The first is a series of news releases dated back to the 1960s that are being digitized. Once finished, these news releases will be fully text searchable and available for public viewing at Digital USD. Second is an effort to preserve and increase accessibility to over 700 videos about USD events, past USD presidents, key donations to the university, and local news stations broadcasts featuring professors and students. Lastly, Special Collections continues to contribute to the expansive and charming Postcard Collections at Digital USD– “a collection of over 6,000 postcards documenting local, national, and international places that were of interest to twentieth century travelers.” Canada will be the next country to join the collection.  

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Hours and Services

Copley Library’s regular hours and services will continue to be available throughout construction. We are open:

Monday to Thursday 8am-9pm

Friday 8am-5pm

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 1pm-9pm

You can come in and check out the latest beach read or a laptop, and if you can’t come in, then just Ask A Librarian!

Tune in next week for the next installment of our summer construction updates. Can’t wait that long? Take a peek at the Construction Cam.




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