Monday, December 1, 2014

Love North entrance closes as construction begins


Preparation for construction of the Love Library Learning Commons gets underway on the first floor of Love Library North in December.   The public entrance to Love Library North closes on December 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm.  The construction project will last one year and the entrance is expected to reopen in January of 2016. 

The circulation desk at that entrance will be dismantled and the vending machines will move to the second floor of Love Library North.

Several options to access the collections in lower level of Love North Lower Level include:
·         at least one elevator in Love North open from 2nd floor to lower level
·         a hallway that connects Love Library South 19 (lower level) to Love Library North 22 (lower level)
·         Request Delivery service and Libraries staff can get books for you with 24 hours advance notice. To make your request for Delivery visit: https://unl.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html

The Love Library Learning Commons will be the academic hub of City Campus, fostering a transformative environment for scholarship where students can gather and collaborate and faculty can incorporate cutting-edge technologies and instruction resources into their curricula. The space will be available 24/7, offer a café, a variety of study spaces, and expert help at the ASKus service point.

To learn more about the Learning Commons and see the plans, visit:
http://libraries.unl.edu/learningcommons

 

2 comments:

  1. You idea stinks. What happened to being a library and being useful? Go to Hell you egotistical pompous jerks.

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  2. Thanks for the comment. Our research on Commons being implemented by other university libraries around the country finds them very useful and, in fact, highly used. It will be a study space, collaborative space, and offer technology, assistance, and be a place for more programs.

    We are already finding that with increased study areas and new furniture in Love South, our traffic has increased by thousands. Yes, thousands. Also the smaller, curated collections are increasing our circulation numbers.

    We held forums and invited students and faculty to participate and give us feedback. The Libraries has an undergraduate advisory board too. If you are interested in giving us constructive criticism, we will certainly take it.

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