While library staff continued to process interlibrary loan requests for electronic journal articles throughout the duration of the Library’s closure, the sending and receiving of books and other items for IDS was interrupted. With Fraser being centrally located on campus and without a loading dock, library staff worked with campus Central Stores to coordinate continued shipping and receiving of library materials through the mail. On January 16, 2020, IDS courier services resumed, restoring a vital library service to the campus.
Prior to the closure, the Library had employed approximately 60 student workers. The move to a significantly smaller location meant that the Library would not have enough work for its regular student workforce. Library staff communicated with College officials to find work placements for students who suddenly found themselves out of a campus job. On Thursday, January 16, 2020, the formal process of transferring student employees to new positions with the College Union and Environmental Health & Safety began.