Showing posts from July, 2012

Want Your ID Card Now?

Maybe you're a new SMU student who can't wait for that "It's official, I've got my Student ID!" moment. Or maybe you're a returning student who needs to update your card for the new school year and want to avoid the September lineups.

Whatever your story, we've made sure you can take care of it right now.  In July. Becauseour ID Centre will be open Monday to Friday, from 10am-2pm, for the rest of the summer.  And when the Library is open on Sunday (here are our hours), we can make them "on demand".  Just ask at the Circulation Desk.

2 things you should know:
 All new students will need to present government-issued photo ID in order to receive their university ID.Registered Saint Mary's students are welcome to use our online Library Card Application/Photo Submission Form, found at : (this is for new ID production, not renewals). If you have any questions about any of this you can always phone 420-554…

Second Floor Books Accessible

We're happy to report that the 2nd floor re-carpeting project is ahead of schedule.  As a result, you can now go up there to retrieve any books you need. 

However, all of the necessary cleaning still needs to be done so the study carrels aren't available quite yet (use those on the third floor instead). Be patient.  Just a few more days...

I can tell you that the new flooring is a welcome sight.  Gone is that old, faded pink carpet.  Replaced by nice and clean, right-out-of-the-box carpet tiles.  What a difference it makes!

2nd Floor Closed for Renovations

As of today, and for another 2-3 weeks, the library's 2nd floor will be unavailable.  But it's for a good reason -  the original, 35 year old carpet is (finally) being replaced!

This is a big, messy job so there was no alternative but to seal off the space until the work is completed.

Of course, the second floor is home to most of our book collection (call numbers A-PR3999) and this is the start of the summer session.  So we have implemented a plan for book retrieval for those who need a particular title during the project.  Staff will enter the area twice daily at 8:00am and 2:00pm, get any book you may need and hold it for you at the Circulation Desk.  You'll be able to pick it up later that day or the following morning.  For more information (or to arrange for a book), visit the desk or phone 420-5547.

Fortunately, the first and third floors are unaffected by this so there is still plenty of study space available.

Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.  …