Lied Library will be closed
from December 18, 2013 through January 20, 2014.
But most services will be available:
- Obtaining materials
- Research assistance
- Payment of fines and fees online and at the branch libraries
- Photocopiers at the branch libraries
- Interlibrary Loan, Link+, DesktopExpress
- New UNLV Libraries accounts
- Study spaces and computing
You may access many of these services through an information desk that will be located on the first floor, inside the Book and Bean coffee shop (adjacent to Lied Library), or you may visit one of UNLV Libraries’ branch libraries: Architecture Studies Library (ASL), Curriculum Materials Library (CML), or the Music Library.
Please contact us with any questions about Lied Library's extended winter closure.
You will receive a response within one business day.
Hours of operation during campus winter break and Lied Library's extended closure:
During the extended winter closure of Lied Library the first floor will be resurfaced to ensure the safety of UNLV students and community visitors. This project is a key component of the Lied Public Space Enhancement Project, which was initiated to address the wear and tear of Lied Library, now in its 13th year of service; as well as the reconfiguration of spaces to meet the demands of a growing student body and its evolving needs for new and emerging information technology. Learn more about the Lied Public Space Enhancement Project at http://guides.library.unlv.edu/LiedSpace.
For your convenience, there will be a staffed information desk on the first floor at the Book and Bean coffee shop to address questions and direct users to the branch libraries, where many services will be provided for the duration of the closure. The Extended Study Area adjacent to the Book and Bean coffee shop will also be available for quiet study during information desk hours.
UNLV Libraries’ electronic resources, including the library catalog and licensed databases, will continue to be accessible online 24 hours a day through the main UNLV Libraries website. You may contact the temporary information desk at Lied, as well as the service desks inside each branch library, by phone, e-mail, text and chat during the library hours listed above.
Special Collections materials will not be available during the extended closure period. For specialized research queries, you may contact its staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-895-2234. Special Collections staff will not respond to inquiries during the campus’s regular closure from December 21-January 1, 2014.
Access to any Lied Library space other than the Book and Bean coffee shop and the Extended Study Area will not be available during this closure.
Available Services During Lied Library Extended Closure
For your convenience, Lied Library will staff an information desk at the Book and Bean coffee shop on the first floor of Lied Library to address questions and direct users to the branch libraries. During the extended closure, many services will be offered in UNLV Libraries’ branch libraries: Architecture Studies Library (ASL), Curriculum Materials Library (CML), and Music Library.
Obtaining materials: Library materials may be checked out at the Lied Library Information Desk or any branch library. You may request that Link+ or Interlibrary Loan items be delivered to the Lied Information Desk or any branch service desk. Items from Lied Library’s book stacks can be paged (requested through your library account). Materials from LASR may also be requested.
Items will typically be available for pickup within 24 hours. If your need for an item is more urgent, please contact the Information Desk at 702-895-2111.
Items eligible for renewal may be renewed online, at the Information Desk in Lied Library, or at any branch. UNLV and Link+ items will not be due during the closure.
Returns: Library materials may be returned to any campus book drop or any branch library.
Research assistance: General research assistance will be available at the Information Desk in Lied Library. Our branch libraries will continue to offer specialized research assistance for their disciplines. You may also chat with a subject librarian during the extended winter closure hours of operation.
Payment of fines and fees: Fines and fees may be paid online at the UNLV Libraries website through your library account, or at any branch library. The Information Desk in Lied Library will not be able to collect any payments during this time.
Photocopiers: Copiers will be available in the branch libraries only. As always, a RebelCard or GuestCard is required to pay for copies, and is available for purchase at any branch service desk.
Interlibrary Loan, Link+, and DesktopExpress: These services will continue to operate as normal. As a reminder, expect some delays due to holiday closures at lending libraries.
Reserves: Faculty may drop off their course reserve requests and items at the Information Desk in Lied Library or any branch service desk.
Microforms: The Lied Library microforms collection and microform reading stations will not be available during the extended winter closure. UNLV students, faculty, and staff may place specific article/item requests through DesktopExpress. Expect slight delays.
Media collection: The media collection will be available to teaching faculty through the Information Desk in Lied Library. Requests may be placed by contacting the Media & Computer Services unit at 702-895-2122 or MCS.LiedLibrary@unlv.edu.
Laptops and other equipment: Laptops and other equipment (e.g. digital cameras) will not be available for checkout during the closure.
Media Lab: The media lab will not be open during the closure.
New UNLV Libraries accounts: New students and faculty may activate their library accounts online, at the Information Desk at Lied Library, or at any branch service desk. All other users should visit a branch to set up a library account.
Available Study Spaces and Computing
The Extended Study Area adjacent to the Book and Bean coffee shop will be available for quiet study during Lied Library’s Information Desk hours. You may also access study spaces in the Architecture Studies Library and Curriculum Materials Library. Computers will be available for UNLV students, faculty, and staff at these two branches. Research computers which can access the libraries’ catalog and licensed databases will be available in all three branches.
For more information about the Lied Library Space Enhancement Project visit http://guides.library.unlv.edu/LiedSpace