Beginning on December 22, 2014, Ireland Library will “temporarily” restrict access to its main reading/study room, public computers, and the library’s reference collection in association with a renovation project scheduled to be completed by January 30. While it is closed temporarily, the reference collection will be unavailable for consultation in the reading room, classrooms, or for reproduction requests.
The much-needed building renovations include asbestos abatement, installing new carpeting, refurbishing ceiling lights, repairing the plaster and painting walls.
What can we do at Ireland Library during this temporary renovation project?
Many services, resources, and our knowledgeable staff members will still be accessible. Patrons may study in study carrels in the building’s stacks. Bible dictionaries and commentaries will be removed from the Reference Room and kept in a separate location where they may be used by students enrolled in J-Term classes. Circulating books and periodicals will remain accessible and may still be borrowed. Reference service and the Reserve Collection will be available.
Alternate public computing options
As Ireland Library’s public computing center will be temporarily unavailable, students, faculty and staff can access digital content such as e-books, full text articles or electronic journals (via CLICnet and library databases) on personal laptops, tablets, or smart phones at Ireland Library. Campus and community patrons who need to use public computers may take advantage of those at OSF Library on North Campus, Keffer Library (Mpls), or the Schoenecker Law Library (Mpls). [Check our Library Hours Page for all UST library addresses and hours.] Group study rooms are also available at the UST libraries listed above.
Ireland Library Hours during J-Term
M-F: 8 AM to 5 PM
Sat & Sun closed.
Hours will return to normal for spring semester.