In August 2021, the College re-opened its public buildings and areas to the non-college public, and many of the Library’s “regulars” were very happy to be back using the facilities, accessing Special Collections materials, or just enjoying the atmosphere. Soon they would be able to borrow circulating materials as well.
Books, DVDs, CDs, and the like from the Library’s circulating collection are available for loan simply by clicking on the “Pick Up at Fraser” button in GLOCAT to have them retrieved and held at the Service Desk for pickup. Although the book stacks are not open, users can still Browse by Library of Congress Call Numbers and by using the Virtual Browse feature in GLOCAT.
The Course Reserve collection is housed behind the Service Desk, just inside the entrance of the Library. The CIT HelpDesk is also available in the Library, just as it was in Milne, next to the Service Desk. The Writing Learning Center is up and running. The entryway to which is located in the Library, next to the public print stations.
In the large room of the Library (Fraser 203), students can:
- Borrow course reserves
- Pick up and return books retrieved from the stacks, or from IDS
- Get tech help
- Print and scan
- Use a computer or accessibility workstation
- Browse the TERC materials
- Enjoy quiet study!
The 1871 Café, just outside the Library’s main room, will offer fresh, delicious grab-and-go options to hungry Library users (or anyone, really!).