On behalf of everybody who works in the Meriam Library, I would like to welcome new and returning students faculty and staff. We are excited to begin the new semester and hope you find plenty of reasons to visit us over the course of the year. Whether you need a quiet study space (Library 3rd floor), are meeting a group (2nd and 4th floors), or want to relax with your laptop in an overstuffed chair (Library 1st floor), we have what you need. And while you're on the first floor, be sure and visit our new coffee machine and try out a cup of Starbucks coffee or a latte.
Looking for a place to study for your finals? The Library will be open extended hours on Friday, May 13th, closing at 9:45 p.m. instead of 4:45 p.m., Saturday, May 14th, opening at 10:00 a.m. instead of noon and closing at 9:45 p.m. instead of 4:45 p.m., and Sunday, May 15th opening at 10:00 a.m. instead of noon and closing at 11:45 p.m. Need even more time to study? The Student Computing Lab and the Laptop Lounge will be open 24 hours beginning Sunday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m. and ending Friday, May 20th at 4:30 p.m.
The Library and Student Computer Lab will be closed on Thursday March 31 in honor of Cesar Chavez Day. The Lab will be closing at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday the 30th and will resume normal hours on Friday, April 1, opening at 6:00 a.m.
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The first three floors of the Library will be open December 20-23 from 8:00 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. The Library will close for Winter Break on December 24th and will reopen on January 3rd.
We will be taking advantage of fewer students in the building during this time to complete some Library projects. Beginning Friday December 17th the entire 4th floor will be closed for recarpeting until we reopen in January. Additionally, beginning Dec. 20th and continuing through January we will be replacing the lights on the 1st-3rd floors with brighter more energy efficient bulbs.
Looking for a place to study for your finals? The Library will be open extended hours on Friday, December 10th, (closing at 9:45 p.m. instead of 4:45 p.m.) and on Saturday, December 11th, (opening at 10:00 a.m. instead of noon and closing at 9:45 p.m. instead of 4:45 p.m.). Need even more time to study? The Student Computing Lab and the Laptop Lounge will be open 24 hours beginning Monday, December 13th, through Friday, December 17th.
The Library will be taking advantage of the relative quiet of the summer months to do some projects. This week we are doing a restoration/cleaning of the carpet on the first floor in the Laptop Lounge and the Student Computer Lab so these areas will be closed to the public. The Student Computer Lab annex on the fourth floor will be open and staffed. Additionally beginning this week we will be working on installing shelving in the new stacks to the right of the elevators on the third floor.
Note: This service has been temporarily suspended. We are working to bring it back so stay tuned.
Welcome back! Or for those of you who are new to campus, just plain welcome! We hope you visit us often this semester, either in person or virtually. If there is anything you would like to see in the library, or services you feel should be provided and aren't, please feel free to use the Comments and Suggestions link off of our ReSEARCH Station page. We appreciate your feedback!
If you happen across areas cordoned off with yellow tape on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the library, be assured that you have not run across multiple crime scenes. We are removing stacks to add seating on the 2nd floor and adding stacks for more books on the 3rd floor. While the work is taking place there will be more noise than usual as well as some mess, so please accept our apologies. As soon as we are able to get the carpeting patched up and the stacks bolted down the tape will disappear.
Last spring the Meriam Library surveyed 4,792 students and faculty in order to measure users' perceptions and expectations of library service quality. Three specific areas surveyed included Affect of Service, Information Control, and Library as Place. The results are assisting in identifying areas of improvement in our services, collections, and facility.