Library open for early birds
Paley Library has introduced a “soft opening” Monday through Friday in response to students and researchers who eagerly await entrance before the official 8 a.m. opening time. Now, students are allowed entrance weekdays as soon as the security guards take up their positions in Paley and Tuttleman Learning Center, up to an hour before opening.
Patrons can study, return books, check out books (using the self-check terminals) and search library databases using the Paley reference area computers. For help from staff, however, patrons still have to wait until staff starts arriving at 8 a.m.
Other important Paley and Tuttleman hours to keep in mind:
• During the fall and spring semesters, the Tuttleman Scholars Information Center is open 24 hours a day between Monday, 8 a.m., and Friday, 7:30 p.m.
• For final examinations, Paley will be open 24 hours a day between Thursday, April 28, at 8 a.m. and Wednesday, May 11, at 10 p.m.
• Service desks close at regular times during extended hours.
Paley elevator renovation
In February, Facilities Management began renovating all three passenger elevators in Paley Library. Elevator No. 2 will be out of service through May. Patrons are encouraged to take the stairs when possible, and to report promptly any malfunction or failure of elevators No. 3 and No. 4, which should be in service.
For more information or to report an immediately occurring elevator problem, call Facilities at 204-1818 (Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.) or 204-1234 (evening and weekends, or in case of emergency).
Ambler Learning Center construction under way
Construction will begin on the Ambler Learning Center this week. To facilitate the project, parking lot No. 2 (next to the Computer and Library Building) at Ambler Campus has been closed. Students with lot No. 2 permits must pick up temporary permits at the Bursar’s Office window in West Hall. These permits became available March 30.
Handicapped parking spaces will continue to be located throughout the inner ring of campus. Cars parked without a temporary permit on the loop road area will be subject to parking citations and substantial fines as well as towing at the owner’s expense.
Resident students with questions regarding this temporary parking plan can call
215-283-1247. Representatives of student organizations on campus with questions can call 215-283-1425.