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Circ Desk & First Floor Improvements Ahead

Thu Jun 14, 2018
Circ Desk improvements ahead!
Mann’s student assistants looking forward to improvements coming soon to Mann’s circ desk!

When the library gets a little emptier during the summer weeks, what do library staff do? They get busy making things better.

Over the next eight weeks, visitors coming through Mann Library’s front doors will see us working on some important upgrades to the first floor:

  • At our circulation desk, we are taking apart the existing service facilities and then re-building them into an improved configuration. While this (somewhat noisy) work is in progress, visitors will find all Mann’s usual reference assistance, book and equipment loan, and oversized printing services available at a temporary location by the information and research help desk just inside the front doors of the library.
  • On the rest of the first floor, starting some time in August, we’ll be removing the existing worn, stained carpeting and replacing it with new carpeting. This will result in some disruption to the study spaces and computer stations on the first floor during the month of August. But the final outcome will be a much improved working environment for our patrons.

We expect to be done with circulation desk changes by mid-August—meaning all new and returning students and faculty will find more accessible, efficient and streamlined services provided via a newly reconfigured circulation desk facility back at the usual spot. We expect the re-carpeting of the first floor to be done by September. For now, please pardon our noise and our mess—and stay tuned for some nice improvements ahead!

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