The 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors of the Library are closing early this evening, Monday, February 15, due to inclement weather, so that our staff may drive home safely. Circulation Services, Reference Services, and Media Resources are also closing.
The Reilly Learning Commons, the Pro Deo Room, and the 2nd floor of the Library will remain accessible 24/7 by swiping your Royal Card.
A librarian is also accessible to offer research support via our Ask a Librarian chat widgets, located throughout our web pages.
Apologies for the inconvenience. Stay safe and happy studying!
In conjunction with the 2nd floor being open 24/7, the Library staff has made some furniture changes. There is a new casual seating area where microfilm cabinets used to be. Some carrells, tables, and casual seating were rearranged to make better use of the natural light from the windows on the Galvin Terrace side. A high table and two stools are now near the windows overlooking the hydrangea garden.
The two large study rooms are no longer considered “group” study rooms. They are now being called “individual” study rooms and are designed for several individuals studying or working quietly. One room has mostly office furniture. This room also has three computer workstations. The other room has six indvidual study carrells and two large desks.
Later on this semester we will be asking your opinion about these and other changes.
As the new academic year begins, it’s time for a reminder about the Library’s policy on personal property. The University of Scranton assumes no responsibility or liability for personal property lost or stolen on The Weinberg Memorial Library premises. Library users and guests are urged not to leave personal property unattended in the Library.
Items found by Library staff or Library users should be turned in to Library Lost and Found at the Library’s Circulation Desk on the Library’s first floor. Library Circulation staff will make an effort to contact the owners of Royal Cards to return the cards. At the beginning of each weekday, Royal Cards not picked up and other found items are turned over to University Lost and Found in the Parking Pavilion. The Library will not mail lost items to owners. Personal property not recovered from the Library staff will be located at University Police, Lost and Found, located in the Parking Pavilion.
Now available at the Library for purchase are BPA-Free reusable water bottles. These BPA-Free reusable water bottles are only $7 and you can use the Library’s new water purifier to fill-up for free!
The Library Green Team has been dedicated to tackling as many environmental issues as we can. By purchasing one of these bottles and filling up for free at the new water purifier in the 24 hour room, you can help show your Scranton Pride and support Sustainability!
The water bottles are 28 ounces and are made with BPA-Free plastic.
If you’re either a student here at the U or a regular reader of Infospot, you know all about our new 1st floor 24-hour study space. Starting today, that new space has one less blank wall.
This fall, the Weinberg Memorial Library partnered with the University’s Photography Club on a collaborative project to market our text messaging reference service. Members of the Club took photographs of fellow University of Scranton students text messaging and then submitted them to us for review. We chose our five favorite photographs to use for our marketing campaign – but since there were so many other great photographs, we decided to host a Photography Club gallery here at the Library.
So the next time you’re in the building, stop by the 1st floor group study rooms to find 9 gorgeous photographs celebrating text messaging, all thanks to our Photography Club contributors: James Benfante, Anna Heckman, Sarah Prandy, Aimee Miller, Gillian Naro, and Jon Danforth. We’d also like to extend an extra thank you to Jon, who is both the Vice President of the Photography Club and one of our Library TechCons, for coordinating the gallery.
Student photographs, like this one by James Benfante, will be used to market the Library’s text messaging reference service
We have received one more chair for consideration from Sauder. It is called the “Reflect” and will come with a tablet arm and cup holder. It has been put in the 1st floor Bound Periodicals area with the other samples. All of the samples will be here through next Thursday (Oct. 14).
We’re already halfway through the semester, which means Fall Break is here. Even the Library takes a break at this point in the semester, which means we’ll have limited hours this weekend:
Friday, October 8th:
8:00 am–4:30 pm
Saturday–Monday, October 9th-11th: Closed
We reopen at 8:00 am on Tuesday, October 12th. Also, the Pro Deo Room as well as the New 24 Hour Space will be open all weekend, and are accessible by swiping your Royal Card. You can also get help from a librarian while we’re closed via our 24/7 Chat Reference service.
The Library has gotten in 4 (four) sample chairs, called: Hush, Huddle, Reveal and Stonehedge as possible acquisitions for the new 24 Hour Room. Large sheets of paper have been posted at the end of the stacks in the Bound Periodicals area with a picture of each chair and the request for students to: “Vote for your favorite chair” . The chairs will be here through next Friday (Oct. 8th) at which time we will see which chair(s) is/are the “winner(s)”