Happy Fall to everyone. Welcome to our new students and welcome back to those returning. The first week went fast and we hope it was a positive experience for everyone, especially in light of all the changes on campus during the summer.
We should all be toasty this winter with the installation of the new heating system in the library. The Moore Building in all of its glory is one amazing place with so many hints of its history as a hotel - Douglas Library was the hotel dining room and kitchen, hence the wide open space with high ceilings, dumbwaiter, chandeliers and wall sconces. One hint of history I won't miss though is the old steam radiators that heated the library for so many years. While their antique style was a charming reminder of days gone by, the popping and clanking that emitted from them as the hot water ran through was beyond disruptive to students studying nearby. Our new system is much more modern in appearance, efficient and quiet. This winter in the library should be much warmer and more peaceful than in years past.
The new ID card system is another change that impacted the library. If you haven't done so already, stop in to the FSA Office and obtain a new ID card. You will need your new ID to borrow library materials - books, calculators, DVDs, etc. If you are a returning student, staff or faculty member, your new ID should be in the FSA Office waiting for you. New students, faculty and staff will need to have a picture taken so the new ID can be generated.
Finally, Lobby II received a much needed facelift. Many thanks to B&G for the beautiful new paint job from ceiling to floor, and the new carpeting that extends down the administrative hallway. The new look is refreshing and welcoming.
We here at Douglas Library hope your semester is off to a good start. If you need any assistance, don't hesitate to stop by one of the service desks and ask for help. That's why we're here.