With print journal subscriptions being replaced by online subscriptions, the current journal shelving has become increasingly sparse. To address these changes, the library first moved the leisure reading area to this shelving. With still many empty shelves, a new home was sought and at long last finally found for the shelving units. This area, located by the photocopy room on the 6th floor, has now become an expanded seating area to be enjoyed by even more readers and relaxers. Enjoy!
Additionally, new counters and sinks, with hands-free faucets, have been installed in all of the library’s restrooms. Thank you again for your patience during our plumbing problems and upgrade period.
Computers located at the 6th floor Reference area and 8th floor Wilson Library Training Room are now sporting antimicrobial keyboards and mice. Antimicrobial silver ions are embedded in the plastic, which is also dishwasher safe! We don’t plan on testing that manufacturer’s assertion, but the keyboards and mice will be easier to clean. Additionally, wall-mounted handsanitizer dispensers have been strategically placed near computer areas.
Please note that these keyboards and mice are not available on the ITS computers located on the 6th floor (northwest side) and 8th floor ITS training room and Sievers cluster.
While on the topic, sinks for the restrooms should arrive within the next few weeks. Handsanitizer is available, along with the sink in the 6th floor Linder Lounge. Many apologies for this inconvenience.
The restrooms in the library (Wittson Hall floors 6 – 8 ) will be in various states of repair for the next few weeks. Currently, sinks are not in use. Hand sanitizer has been placed in the open restrooms. If there is none, please notify the Circulation Desk. The sink in the 6th floor Linder Lounge is available for use. If a bathroom is not available, please use restrooms on any of the other floors in Wittson Hall. The library apologizes for this inconvenience.
The leisure reading area in the library has moved from the 7th to the 6th floor. When entering the library, go left past the New Books and Consumer Health shelving to find an assortment of newspapers and magazines.
The current library cluster located on the 8th floor has been moved to the former Sievers Facility which is located to the right of the old cluster, through the two glass doors.Â The new cluster will be reduced to 14 computers, but will have two new printers and a new scanner accessible in the room.Â The cluster will be closed at 6:00 P.M. Monday – Friday and on the weekends.
Six new computers have been moved to the 6th floor of the Library to the left of the current Interlibrary Loan Department.Â A printer is networked for these computers and will be located in the copy room on the 6th floor to the left of the Circulation Desk.Â Scanning will also be available in the copy room as well as a printer that prints colored copies.
Computers in these two clusters are only available for UNMC faculty, staff, and students and will require Lotus Notes or LDAP accounts for access.