If holiday activities kept you away from Central Library for the past few weeks, make it a new year’s resolution to visit soon and see all the changes underway.
The first thing to catch your eye will be the big wooden barricade around the circulation desk area. Behind that barricade a smaller, more user friendly desk is being constructed. Book and AV return slots will be relocated from the elevator lobby to the wall behind this new desk, and shelving will be installed on the back wall for self pick-up of holds.
The second thing you will notice is the checkout kiosk, a triangular shaped unit with three checkout stations. Staff are standing by to help first and second (!) time users become comfortable with this equipment. It has been enthusiastically used by patrons when I have been on duty there.
While this work is underway, there is temporary circulation desk by the curving stairs with self pick-up of holds nearby. Registration for library cards is now available from any computer in the library or from home, but there is also a computer dedicated to registration by the temporary circulation desk.
The target completion date is the end of the month.
We are grateful to an anonymous donor who left us a bequest to pay for these changes. What a good friend to the library!
Come visit soon. See the work in progress, then return in a few weeks to see it completed.
Temporary Circulation Desk at Central Library