Noise in the library – It’s just temporary

Facilities is upgrading the temperature control systems throughout Wittson Hall to make the temperature in the building more uniform. Unfortunately, that means taking down some ceiling panels in the library and replacing the thermostats, and that means that there will be a bit of noise for a few weeks.

Work will start on 7th floor the week of August 25th. From there, Facilities will move to 8th floor, and finally to 6th. The 6th and 7th floor work will be most likely to affect students in the library.

The workers will try to keep the noise to a minimum. When you look for a place for quiet study, keep this schedule in mind, and keep an eye out for ladders and workers overhead. If you see them in your favorite study area, you might want to temporarily relocate.

We promise: the noise is just temporary!

By Dawn Wilson

In the library with a white board

rolling whiteboardsStudents now have more freedom in the library to scribble, doodle, and notate. Just in time for the start of school, five rolling white boards are ready for student use. The boards stand over four feet high and offer 1900 square inches of writing space.

While the library is assessing its space (you’ll notice all of our books and journals have been compressed to the stacks on 7th floor), these white boards afford flex space opportunities for students to turn exposed carrels and tables into private study spaces.

Three times larger than the boards that used to be available in the study rooms, these new boards are ideal for group study sessions as well.

So go ahead, roll them around to your favorite library nook or cranny. This is one study buddy you can rely on to help keep you organized this year.

By Dawn Wilson

AccessMedicine app now available

AccessMedicine content is now available via a downloadable app for Apple and Android phones and tablets.

To get access to the app:

  1. Log in to AccessMedicine on a desktop or laptop computer via the library’s website (find the link under Quick Links –> Clinical Resources.
  2. Create a My Access account by clicking on the icon located on the upper right hand corner of the page.
  3. Download the app from your device’s app store and use your My Access account logon information to access content.
  4. Log in to your My Access account from a desktop or laptop computer every 90 days to retain access to the app.

AccessMedicine is available to all UNMC faculty, staff, and students. The other Access products are available via the mobile web.