Changes in Cook Library

News item published on: 2010-01-11 16:34:26

January 2010

University Libraries are pleased to announce some changes that occurred in Cook Library during the 2009/10 semester break.

A partnership with iTech has incorporated the computing resources previously located in the iTech computer lab in room 105A into the Reference Services area on the first floor of Cook Library. A total of 171 computers are now available, including six workstations with assistive technology (as recommended by the Office of Disability Accommodations), six flatbed scanners, and five Macintosh computers. [update: Macintosh computers are no longer available in Cook Library.]

All computer users in Cook Library will now be required to login prior to using the equipment. Currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff will login using their CampusID username and password, the same login used to access SOAR, Blackboard, and e-mail.

Library users will also notice that the current newspapers and current periodicals collections have been moved from 2nd Floor South to Reference Services. The newspapers are now located at the south end of the first floor and the current periodicals (journals and magazines) are located at the start of the reference collection.

Cook Library is expanding its' service hours by keeping the entire first floor of Cook Library open routinely until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, an additional ten hours a week. We hope that the campus community will be pleased with this expansion of computing and research services in Cook Library.

For more information contact , head of Reference Services, at 601.266.6170.