Friday, January 27, 2017

Silent Study: Almost here!

This Library is a loud Library.  The students know it and the staff know it.  Unfortunately, the way the Library was designed and constructed does not allow to easily "zone" or divvy up space for different uses.

And this Library has a lot of  different uses.  People come to to do research, consult with Librarians, check out books, use Reserve textbooks, seek directions, register for classes, check Blackboard, check Facebook, email, type papers, complete homework, take online quizzes,  print (and print and print and print), seek help with printing, seek instruction with printing, complain about printing, study independently, study in groups, use wi-fi, read newspapers, discuss the news with friends, charge phones, meet friends for lunch, bring lunch to friends, meet professors, have a rest, have a cuddle, or just chill out.

What many of these activities produce is noise.  While the upper level of the Library is our "quiet" level, it is a balcony mezzanine and open to the noise activities on the main floor.

And until now, there has been no place to completely close off and allow silence to reign.

But the time has come!

Over the break construction began on creating two new glass-enclosed SILENT study rooms on the upper level.  

In response to long-stated student demand, these rooms will now provide enclosed, completely SILENT study space adjacent to the quiet space on the upper level.

Furniture will be in place soon!


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

14 Week Session begins

And activity on campus kicked up a notch (or three!)

The Library has been crowded with students studying, reading, printing, researching, catching up, photocopying, and checking out books,

Does the Library have the textbook for your class?  Chances are we do.  Check the Course Reserves list to find out (or choose Course Reserves here).

Please let a Librarian know if there is a textbook or other resource you cannot find.  And stop by the Research Desk for help finding articles, books, online sources, directions to campus, the shuttle bus schedule, the restroom and much much more!

Monday, January 09, 2017

Spring Semester: Welcome!

Happy New Year and welcome to NOVA Alexandria Campus Library for 2017.

Spring Semester classes started today, Monday January 9th.

The Library begins regular semester hours:

Monday - Thursday 8.30am - 9.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 12.00pm (noon) - 4.00pm

If you are a looking for a copy of your textbook it is likely the Library has a reserve copy for your use (for free!).  Note that reserve materials must be used in the Library, and most are on a 2-hour loan, with a $4/hour fine if late.

If you have a research assignment your Librarians can help you locate appropriate resources and show you how to cite them.

Finally -- exciting things are happening upstairs!  Things are in a bit of disorder as we construct two brand new SILENT STUDY ROOMS.  They should be available for use by the end of the month!

Silent Study coming soon!