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Last day of business for the Writing Center in the health sciences library was Tuesday, May 8th. Good news is that they will be back for fall term later this year!
Room 1204 in the Information Commons of HSL is available for group study anytime the Center is not open for business.
Library users can now enjoy a late night cup of coffee from the Wolfgang Puck machine located on the first floor, southeast alcove just down the hall from the Writing Center and near the first floor restrooms.
Students have desired access to coffee during all library hours according to numerous surveys conducted by the health sciences library over the past two years.
Enjoy a quick cup the next time you are in the information commons of HSL.
The Health Sciences Library welcomes all students and other members of the AMC community as the fall approaches and the academic term gets into full swing.
The library will be offering late night hours once again staying open to 12 midnight five days a week providing access to the technology and services offered in the Information Commons of HSL. With study rooms on all floors of the library, vending and coffee in the Information Commons, quiet study spaces on the second and third floors with wireless throughout and over 45 workstations on first floor, students will find peace and place along with the research tools and services to support their work.
Health Sciences Library hours for fall 2011:
*customer service help and referral available during all hours
Mon – Thu
|7:00 am – 12:00 Midnight|
|7:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|10:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|10:00 am - 12:00 Midnight|
There are some exceptions to regular hours; always consult the library’s homepage and hours info before planning a visit.
Contact library service staff at 303-724-2152. Ask us about student textbooks and e-books! The service desk at HSL also offers 2 Apple iPads for short-term checkout by AMC students and staff. Users of the library can begin their questions and bring any inquiry to our service desk on the first floor. Closing begins at 30 minutes before the closing hour.
Students can now enjoy a late night cup of coffee from the Wolfgang Puck coffee machine located on the first floor, southeast alcove just down the hall from the Writing Center and near the first floor restrooms.
After a year of experimenting and assessing hours, the Health Sciences Library recently decided to make 12 midnight the closing time Sundays thru Thursdays. This increase to 101 hours/week will become standard library hours starting in January 2011. These hours will be offered throughout the year regularly, including the summer, and only be interrupted by University and State holidays along with light reductions late in December and around holiday times. This change represents a 15% increase in hours from when HSL first moved to the AMC from the 9th and Colorado campus.
The library will continue to assess student comments and needs around hours alongside its budget and the appropriate allocation of student fee revenue. Regular hours for 2011 with some exceptions will be as follows:
|Mon – Thu||7:00 am – 12:00 Midnight|
|Fri||7:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Sat||10:00 am to 6:00 pm|
|Sun||10:00 am - 12:00 Midnight|
Questions can be directed to the Head of Access Services, Douglas Stehle, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-724-2139.
The library’s hours expand as ’10 fall term picks up. On Aug 16, HSL began staying open to midnight offering information commons services and spaces for study, group collaboration, wireless access and support to laptops with many LCD equipped rooms. Additional vending was installed over the summer in anticipation of students needing to study late. Library hours for the fall term are online now.
AMC student users are encouraged to offer feedback about library hours anytime by speaking with one of our customer service staff. Tell us what days of the week are most popular for your habits, hours of the day you are usually in the library, what floors do you use, how frequently – - do you use and enter/leave the library multiple times per day, what late night hours past 10pm do you make use of at HSL and for what purposes? What spaces and floors do you prefer to work in at HSL? HSL wants to know, tell us!
Visit our first floor customer service desk anytime for assistance, help with finding articles and information, for consultation on your research questions or just to say hello and tell us what you think. Tell Us, we want to hear from you.
For more information and input about library hours, contact douglas stehle, librarian, access services division — email or call: 303-724-2139 (messages will be listened to).
The Health Sciences Library will continue a pilot of extended hours in the Fall Semester 2010. Starting August 16th the Library will remain open until midnight Sundays through Thursdays through December 16th.
Over the years, the Health Sciences Library has received numerous requests from students for longer hours of operation. In November 2009, the Library extended hours of operation to 1 am Sundays through Thursdays in a trial to determine whether the extension was sustainable. After an assessment in April 2010 of usage during the trial, and with the advice of student representatives serving on the AMC’s Academic Support Advisory Committee, the Library’s leadership decided to extend the trial into Fall Semester 2010 but to cut back by one hour and close at midnight.
During the trial, Library staff conducted an hourly census of users in the building, beginning at 11 pm through to closing at 1 am. The following table details those findings:
|Average # Customers, Fall ‘09||Average # Customers, Spring ‘10|
|11 pm – 12 m||18||13|
|12 m – 1 am||9||6|
During Fall Semester’s examination period, the average number increased by one for both hour blocks. Library staff are interested in obtaining additional feedback from our student users about extended hours, and will be conducting “mini-surveys” this Fall to add to the census data.
For more information about the extended hours pilot, please contact Douglas Stehle, Head of Access [email@example.com, 303-724-2139] or Jerry Perry, Director [firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-724-2133].
For current library hours and the most up to date information, see our website at http://hslibrary.ucdenver.edu/about/hours.php.