Update on the learning commons at Volpe Library

thumb_Volpe_Construction_Jan_2011Construction on the learning commons began on Dec. 20, 2010. Library users may enter the library on the second floor as usual, but then must go to either the first or third floors of the library via the center stairwell or the elevator.

All library services are still available, some may be located in new areas of the building.

The third floor now contains these services and resources:

• circulation desk

• information desk

• computers

• journals

• reference books

• indexes

• stacks (books)

• popular reading (fiction) books

• magazines

• newspapers

• study tables and carrels

The first floor contains the archives, the media center including book reserves, the microform collections and microform machines and the map collections, as well as the production studio.

Construction on the learning commons will continue through August 2011. Students and faculty visiting the library can expect some construction noise. Group study rooms will not be available in the Spring and Summer 2011 semesters but will be reopened when the learning commons opens in Fall 2011.

Pictures of the construction can be found on the Tennessee Tech University Library's Facebook page:

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