The HKS Library will be undergoing a major renovation during the holiday break and January term. The new library plans incorporate extensive feedback from students and KSSG officers on how best to maximize the use of our library space.
The new library configuration will offer:
- new group study space -available to students whenever the Littauer building is open
- additional seating for both group and individual quiet study (net gain of 36 seats)
- additional power outlets for laptop use (wireless)
- new, faster copiers/printers in dedicated rooms
IMPACT ON LIBRARY SERVICES
November 17 – December 18
The Library staff will be preparing for both the collection and office moves during the months of November and December, starting with the closing of the bound journal room on Thursday November 19th. Please excuse any disruption during this time.
During this period, research help will be located in Room G16 of the Library (beside the copier room) from 1:00-5:00pm Monday-Friday, or by appointment at email@example.com.
December 18 – end of January
The Library will be closed for construction beginning on December 18 or 19 (date to be confirmed) and throughout the January term. The anticipated opening date will be communicated once the construction timeline is finalized. We expect a phased opening at the beginning of the Spring term, with the priority on access to course readings, circulation services, and study space as soon as possible.
January reserves materials will be available online through course websites. The Library is working with the computer lab to offer extended hours – more information to come, once finalized.
Certain library services will continue to be available online, including:
- Access to research databases and online journals
- Scan & Deliver, a scanning service offered by Harvard Libraries
- Research assistance via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HKS students have access to other Harvard libraries for research and studying:
UPDATES AND FEEDBACK
Updates on the construction will be posted on this blog. Please check back regularly for new information.
We welcome your feedback, either in-person or online at email@example.com
We thank you for your cooperation as we build a better library to meet the needs of HKS students, faculty and staff. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or your KSSG Vice-President for Student Services, Imran Alimohammed, if you have any questions or comments.