The Morrow Library Stack Tower will undergo a major reorganization project during the spring semester and summer sessions next year. The primary goal of the reorganization is to consolidate all the monographic material (books) and to place the periodical collection into Library of Congress call number sequence instead of the current scheme, said Nat DeBruin, university archivist and member of the University Libraries staff.
To accomplish the reorganization, it will be necessary to limit browsing access to the Morrow Stacks by faculty, students and community patrons from Jan. 9 through Aug. 27. In order to shift all the collections, many materials will be placed in temporary storage areas and on carts while other areas are prepared for the new shelving arrangements.
Everyone will be able to enter the stacks accompanied by one of the Morrow staff or work-study students, who will assist patrons in locating the materials that they need for their study and research.
All other services will continue on a normal basis during the reorganization. These services include EZ-Borrow requests, Rapid ILL requests, regular inter-library loans and hold/recall requests for Morrow Stacks items.
"The reorganization will make the materials in the Morrow Stacks more easily accessible to the campus community and the public," DeBruin said. "We appreciate your patience while we implement this plan."
Questions may be directed to DeBruin at ext. 6-3524.
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