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Bess & Frank Gladhill Learning Commons: Temporary Relocation Plan and Details

A place to find and communication surrounding the creation of the FCC Learning Commonsall of the research, planning documents, and more !

Relocation and Integration of Services

June 2015 - January 2016

1. The Library space will be closed so that renovations may begin.

2. Library staff, services, and materials will be relocated within and around Linganore Hall, Room L-106, along with the Tutoring and Writing Center.

3. For information on Tutoring and Writing Center offerings, please see their website. NOTE: ALL Math tutoring and most Science tutoring will take place in the STEM (Math) Learning Center

4. The Front Desk of L-106: The temporary Library circulation/services desk AND reception/intake desk for the newly integrated Tutoring and Writing Center. 
     Stop here first for... 

  • Research inquiries
  • Check out/return books 
  • Course reserves
  • Tutoring and Writing Center services

Other Impacts

Library Orientations (held in the Library classroom- L-228): In Fall 2015, the Library classroom will be inaccessible, so ALL Library orientations and information literacy sessions will need to be completed in the regularly assigned course classroom or online using the Virtual Library Orientation.

Access to Books: Books in the Library stacks will be relocated to a room on the 2nd floor in Linganore which will be closed to the public. A Courier Service from the Front Desk  is available to retrieve the books in a timely manner. Requests can be made in-person in L106 or through our online book request form.

Course Reserves will be located behind the Front Desk of L-106.

Access to Computers: Anticipating the need for student computer access while the Library is closed, Room L-116 will serve as an open computer lab for students and/or for quiet study. A list of other study spaces on-campus is also available.

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the renovation and the locations of services for summer and fall.

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