Library Space News & Updates
The Microform and Reference Collection Move
We are pleased to inform you that the moving project that involved switching the locations of the microform and the reference collection to create more “people-friendly” spaces has been successfully completed. We started this project in November in order for us to take advantage of opportunities to more effectively utilize existing space. As a result:
- The Reference Collection is now located more closely to the Research Consultation desk, and the aisles that host the books are now ADA-accessible. Additionally, the provision of counter-height shelving in the new location has created easier access to these materials. The full-height stacks will now serve as a noise buffer for the student study spaces in the south portion of the space.
- Moving the microform collection and equipment to Wilson 2 East has also created a better defined area more conducive for microform use than that which previously existed.
Wilson Library 4 Central Reading Room
In other news, it became apparent to Facilties Management during the holidays that the lighting fixtures in the Wilson Library 4 Central Reading Room needed to be removed and replaced. As a result, the Reading Room has been temporarily closed so that these important repairs can be made. Temporary lighting will be installed as soon as possible to make this room useable as we work towards a permanent solution.
In the meantime, if you are looking for another quiet space, don’t forget that the entire 5th floor of Wilson Library has been designated a quiet study zone. And, if you need access to any of the materials in the Reading Room, you can request them online, or contact Circulation Services at (360) 650-3084.
We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to make improvements to library space and facilities. We apologize for any disruption or inconvenience.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Rick.Osen@wwu.edu.