If you’ve been to Dana in the last few days, you’ve seen movers, books on carts, and emptying shelves. Soon nearly all books will be shelved and retrievable from a Library Annex location. It’s disruptive and a bit noisy but it won’t last for long. The moving should be completed by the end of next week, October 1.
So why is this happening? The library is being renovated to develop a Learning Commons in collaboration with the College of Medicine. Former collection space will be freed up for new educational technology and faculty development uses. Student study space will also be enhanced to provide more space for quiet individual study.
More books are electronic, but many are print. The Library has more electronic books (e-books) and textbooks each year. Dana has over 1000 electronic texts in most clinical and health sciences topics. You can find e-books and all print books through the Library’s discovery tool, CATQuest, and the Dana Website. The e-books are available anytime 24/7. To request print books, click on the forms in CATQuest or on the website. Books will be delivered to the library daily starting soon. Contact the Main Desk at 656-2200 for assistance with navigating library services.
For questions or concerns, contact Marianne Burke, Director, at 656-3483.