McGoogan News

Starting Dec 7, elevator down for maintenance

Starting December 7, the interior elevator that runs between the 6th and 8th floors of the library will be out of order for 8 to 10 weeks.  Early in the mornings, there will be some loud noise.

If you are not able to climb the stairs, please visit the Circulation Desk and a staff member will take you up to the floor you need on the Service elevator. We apologize for this inconvenience and please let us know if you have any questions or need assistance.

Expanded reading area and restroom upgrade

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.

McGoogan goes antimicrobial

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.

Library restrooms closed for repair

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.

Leisure reading area moved

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.