Reading Days Library Hours and Construction Updates

(Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College)

(Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College)

By Musselman Library

If you’re staying on campus for Reading Days, Musselman Library’s hours will be: Friday, October 5 — close at 5 p.m.; Saturday, October 6 – open 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, October 7 – open 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Monday, October 8 – open 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Tuesday, October 9— open at 8 a.m.—Resume 24-hour access.

The Research Help Desk will be closed during Reading Days, but if you need research help on Monday or Tuesday, just stop by the Circulation Desk or call 717-337-7024 and ask to speak with a librarian, or email ask@gettysburg.edu.

Many library resources are available 24/7 online from anywhere – just visit the library website and have immediate access to hundreds of databases, thousands of full text articles, and ebooks.

If you are fortunate enough to have some down time this Reading Days, check out some of the popular reading titles in the Browsing Room on the main floor.  You will find popular fiction, non-fiction, and New York Times best-sellers.  Or, if you prefer to read your books on your favorite device, check out the many titles we have available on Overdrive!

Good luck with your research and have a safe, productive Reading Days!

Also, you may have noticed that while some construction barriers have been removed around Musselman Library, others remain. Here is the most recent update on the work to improve the library building and spaces.

While at first glance it may not look very different from the previous ramp, the front access ramp is has been greatly improved.  An Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant turn platform is now provided at the 90 degree turn, for maneuverability and rest as needed.  The slope of the ramp has been lessened, as well.  New lights have been installed on the ramp walls for added safety at night. This was a much needed improvement to Musselman Library.

So what’s with the continued fencing and noise along the north side of the building? Skylights that were original to the building are being replaced. However, this is a weather-dependent job, and as you have probably noticed, September was unusually wet. The project will hopefully be wrapped up within the next few weeks. We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as these final projects move towards completion.

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Author: Gettysburgian Staff

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