While the completion of the Library’s shelving upgrade was delayed due to weather and parts shortages, we are happy to announce that the update should be completed by the end of day on Wednesday, January 18.

Until completion of this upgrade, parts of the Library collection may be inaccessible to students, staff, and faculty. If you require any library  materials that are currently inaccessible, please let a Library staff member know and they will attempt to retrieve it for you.

During the upgrade, some of our collection had to be relocated to temporary shelving near the Library’s classroom. These items should be returned to their proper place within the week.

Thank you for your patience while we complete this much needed infrastructure update.

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If you have been in the Library recently, you may have noticed books and machine parts on some of the tables. The Library is in the process of upgrading its mechanical compact shelving. Due to increasing mechanical and electrical issues, the 20-year-old system was in dire need of replacement. The estimated completion date of this project is January 6, 2023.

During this time, the main collection may be inaccessible for Library patrons. If you require any books or media located in this area, please let a staff member know and they will try to retrieve it for you. During some times, parts of the collection may be completely inaccessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The compact shelving upgrade is being performed by Midwest Storage Solutions. This upgrade involves replacing all of the mechanical and computer systems in each of the shelves, including the motors, motherboards, sensors, and various safety mechanisms. There will be new control panels on the shelves,  which will allow the shelving to be serviced much more efficiently.

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