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Temperature in the Libraries

We’ve heard from a few of you regarding the temperature of the library buildings.

It can be challenging to regulate the temperature in large buildings such as the two libraries at Concordia.  Especially in the Spring when the temperature varies substantially from one day to the next.

Furthermore, what is comfortable for one person may be too hot for another and too cold for someone else.

Unfortunately, it is also currently very difficult to balance the heating system at Webster Library, while the renovations are taking place.

Dressing in layers is always a good idea, so that you can adjust your own level of warmth according to the temperatures in our buildings.

Please continue to report specific issues with temperature or ventilation in the library buildings to the Library Feedback blog email or to any service point.

We will report these issues to Facilities Management, the department that controls building temperatures on campus: https://www.concordia.ca/offices/facilities.html​ and ask for adjustments as necessary.

We thank you for your patience!

Vanier Library closed May 22-26, 2017

Vanier Library Shut-down

The Vanier Library will be closed from Monday, May 22, 2017 – Friday, May 26, 2017 (inclusively) due to a power shutdown on the Loyola Campus.

The library will reopen at 10 am on Saturday, May 27th.

For more information about Vanier Library hours, please consult our website: http://library.concordia.ca/locations/vanier.php

Victoria Day / Fête des Patriotes holiday closure

Please note that the Webster & Vanier Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 22nd, for Victoria Day / Fête des Patriotes.

Both Libraries will close Sunday, May 21 at 9 pm, and the Webster Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 23 at 9 am.

Webster Library will be open during this period (May 23-26th), and will be observing ‘late spring hours’: http://library.concordia.ca/locations/hours-late-spring-2017.pdf 

  • Open for study Monday-Thursday: 9am-10pm
  • Open for study Friday: 9am-9pm
  • Open for study Saturday/Sunday: 10am-9pm

WEBSTER LIBRARY 3rd FLOOR CLOSED APRIL 21-22, 2017

The entire 3rd floor of Webster Library (including collections and seating areas) will be closed from Friday, April 21, 10 p.m. until Saturday, April 22, 12:00 p.m. (noon), due to a power interruption as part of the renovations.  Library users can continue to take the stairs up the fifth floor.

Access to the third floor will resume Saturday at 12:00 noon.

Group study rooms on the third floor are unavailable from 10pm Friday, April 21st until 12:30pm Saturday, April 22nd.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

 

Study Carrels at Webster Library

We have heard from many of you about the lack of study carrels in the renovated spaces in Webster Library.

We have good news!

When the 4th floor of Webster Library closed for renovations in December 2016, the last of the old study carrels were removed.

Webster Library is planning on acquiring 88 carrels with 18-inch frosted glass partitions on 3 sides for reading rooms on the second floor and 4th floor of the library (in groups of 22).

They will be placed on the Bishop Street side near the back of the reading rooms. We are hoping to have 44 carrels installed by the end of May 2017 and the rest of the carrels will be in place by the end of Phase 4 (late 2017).

Students can still find carrels in the Vanier Library on the second floor.

For more on study carrels, please see the Webster Library Transformation blog: https://library.concordia.ca/webster-transformation/2017/03/14/study-carrels-a-must-for-concordia-students/

 

Webster Library – Main staircase entrance open

Webster Library’s main staircase has reopened.

With this reopening, entrance to the Webster Library will return to its permanent state. Students will enter the library from the main staircase on the first floor of LB to the second floor of LB, where the permanent entrance is located.

Once inside the Webster Library on the second floor of LB, students can take internal Library stairs or elevators to the third and fifth floors.

This will reduce the crowding of the elevator  and the fire escape stairways will no longer be needed.

Webster Library’s 4th floor and the west side of the third floor are currently closed in order to complete renovations. The Webster Library Transformation will be complete at the end of 2017.

When visitors enter Webster Library from the main staircase, they will be greeted immediately by the new service area for Questions? Ask Us! / Reference desk on the second floor of LB.

The Loans & Returns desk, self-checkout machines and the Course Reserves room are all also located on the second floor of Webster Library.

A brand new service will be launched on February 22: the Technology Sandbox on the second floor of Webster Library. It’s a place for the Concordia community to try out emerging technologies and cutting-edge equipment.   Register today for a workshop.

For more information about the new spaces at Webster Library, please see our website: http://library.concordia.ca/about/news/#guid=http://library.concordia.ca/about/news/#i15_Feb_2017_14:20:43_EDT

Switzerland room – temperature & repairs

You wrote:

Feedback on new second floor,  Room Switzerland is very cold (ventilation loud) + door
on the right makes noise.

Thank you for your comments.

The doors on the Switzerland room were repaired and no longer squeak. The ventilation noise is being verified and should be repaired today.  A piece has been ordered to adjust the temperature in Switzerland the room and we are waiting for it to arrive.  Unfortunately, the room temperature will remain lower until the piece arrives. We are also following up with the contractor.

 

Welcome back!

Welcome to all of our new and returning students, staff and faculty.

The library is offering a series of workshops about library services and resources for all interested students in 2017.  Please see our website for more details and to register: http://library.concordia.ca/help/workshops/

There is help available at the Wesbter and Vanier reference desks and on ask-a-librarian live chat: http://library.concordia.ca/help/questions/

Please note, Webster’s LB4 is now closed and is set to reopen in Fall 2017.  The books from LB4 are being sent to offsite storage, from which faculty, staff and students can request their retrieval, starting Jan 12, 2017.  For more details about the LB4 book move and storage, please consult our website: http://library.concordia.ca/help/circulation/lb-4-book-move.php

A reminder that details about all library renovations are available on the Webster Library Transformation blog: http://library.concordia.ca/webster-transformation/ 

We hope you have a great winter semester!