At the end of December 2018, Facilities began renovation of the library third floor. Soon, Facilities will begin renovation on the library first and second floors. This FAQ is provided to explain the renovation and address important and frequently asked questions.
This renovation will add a new HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, new lighting and ceiling tiles, and a sprinkler system.
Renovation of the third floor is currently planned for completion at the end of May. However, this timetable may change depending on renovation progress and needs.
Facilities will reopen the third floor, and renovation will move on to the first and second floor. The library will remain open, but with services placed on the third floor and under reduced hours.
The following collections and services will remain intact during renovation, including when the library is moved to the third floor.
*Some changes will be made to services to community patrons after the move to the third floor.
Community patrons are library users who are Indiana residents or Ivy Tech students who need to use the library's services.
Community patrons will ask Circulation for a new login (username and password) to access library computers. Circulation will contact STC (Student Technology Consultants) to request this login, which will be sent to Circulation. Circulation will then print the login and give it to the patron for their use.
The patron must have either a valid, unexpired Indiana driver's license or an Ivy Tech card to obtain a login. Patrons will not be issued a login if they do not have one of these two forms of identification.
Community patrons will send their print jobs to a printer at the Circulation desk. Community patrons will then go to the Circulation desk to pay for and retrieve their prints.
Money cannot be taken off a print card once it has been added. The card and the funds on it will be usable again once renovation is complete.
Printing will be limited to black and white. Color printing is unavailable during renovation.
Photocopying is unavailable during renovation.
There are a few ways to get help from reference.
Keep in mind that there are no computers in the library available to students, faculty or staff.
If a student is in the Marram lab and needs research assistance, the reference worker can come to Marram if necessary.
There are two methods for obtaining a book that was previously available.
If the library can obtain the book, it will take about a week to arrive. Please plan your research needs accordingly.
WorldCAT Local can show what libraries in the area own the book. Here are the steps to follow.
A list will appear showing the closest libraries that own the book. If you find a library and you want to use their book, contact that library or check their catalog to make sure it is available for use. You can see the library's contact information with their "Library info" link.
The second floor has been temporarily divided into a quiet area, and a moderate volume area. The west side of the library is the quiet area. The middle and east side - straight ahead when getting off the elevators - are the moderate volume area.
Please be mindful of others' study needs with regard to volume on the second floor, especially during the renovation period.
Once the library is limited to third floor access, quiet areas will no longer be available in the library until renovation is completed. The new Arts & Sciences building across Broadway has study rooms available for student use.
You can contact the office providing that service, or the library's Reference department by one of the methods given on this page, for further assistance.
Contact the library's Reference department by one of the methods given on this page and we will answer your question as soon as possible. If it is a common or high priority question, this FAQ will be updated for its inclusion.