locating turchin library holdings
The Turchin Library will undergo a transformation during the summer of 2013 which will result in a vastly improved facility for research and study.
The result of the Library renovation will be a better utilized facility with research assistance and computers for access to digital resources as well as physical holdings. Space will be dedicated to the Bloomberg Lab, which is already considered an extension of the Library's research services, and additional breakout rooms and study space for students.
Temporary Library operations will be set up in GW2 Room 1116 during the interim construction period beginning on Monday, May 20th. We will continue to provide research assistance and course reserves from this location.
In preparation for the construction that will start after final exams, the Library's holdings have been carefully cataloged, packed, and prepared for relocation. As a result, Turchin Library holdings are available as follows:
- Items marked in the online library catalog as "Available, Bus Off-Site Depository (Ask @ Turchin Library Service Desk)" will be unavailable until May 15. After May 15, Business Off-Site Depository Books may be obtained with advanced notice through the Librarian. Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 504-865-5376 or visit the Librarian (Mon - Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm - GW 2 - 1116) to request an item.
- Turchin Library books, reference materials, and media will be marked in the online catalog as "Title unavailable until after Turchin Library renovation". These items will be unavailable until construction is completed and the Turchin Library returns to full operation in August. During this interim period, these items may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. See the Turchin Library section of the Freeman web site for information on Interlibrary Loan (located under Services).
- Items marked as "Business, Career" in the online catalog will be available in the Library's temporary operations center - (Mon - Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm - GW 2 - 1116). This will also be the location to which currently checked out materials may be returned.
We appreciate your patience as we work through the construction and renewal of this valuable research space. Please continue to contact the Librarian for research assistance and contact me for additional information.