As the university’s main library, the Walter C. Langsam Library — and especially the busy fourth floor — is a destination of choice for University of Cincinnati students. Beginning Aug. 21, UC students, faculty and staff looking for a place to study for an exam, access a public computer or meet with a project team to finish an assignment now have access to the fourth floor of Langsam Library 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Update to message posted earlier (9:17 am) today: Journals@UC is now available (as of approximately noon, EDT). All other library systems affected by the maintenance described in yesterday’s post were available by approximately 9 am this morning.
The planned network maintenance announced for 3 am to 8:30 am this morning (June 18, 2016) is complete. All library systems mentioned in this earlier post are available, except Journals@UC. Staff are actively working to bring that system up and this blog post will be updated when this issue is resolved.
The UC Libraries websites will be unavailable June 18 from 3-8:30am as IT@UC performs planned network maintenance.
All systems and devices house in the IT@UC Data Center will be unavailable from approximately 3-8:30 a.m. EDT, Saturday, June 18, for network maintenance. Student, faculty and staff email systems are not expected to be affected by the outage. Almost all other UC online systems will be affected, including all ‘uc.edu’ web sites, Canopy, Blackboard, Box at UC, Echo360, Kaltura, Catalyst (student information system), the central login system, WebEx, Microsoft Lync, the UC Virtual Private Network (VPN) and UC FileSpace.
We expect that the library catalog – https://uclid.uc.edu will be available during this time. OhioLINK resources will not be affected by this outage, except that off campus users who need to authenticate should use the Libraries Proxy Server instead of VPN.
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When users of the Geology-Mathematics-Physics Library returned to campus for spring semester, they were greeted with a new entrance to the library. The more accessible and visible entrance is located on the exterior of Braunstein Hall across from the Old Chemistry Building and visible from the quad. It includes a book drop as well as a lounge space adjacent to the new entrance.
Over the next six months there are plans to improve the library’s upper level. First, the service desk and reserves will move across the room to be adjacent to the external entrance. In addition, more lounge and group collaboration spaces will be created, as well as a computing space to support GIS needs.
The new entrance will allow many people to discover, or re-discover, this library, and to make use of its resources.
For students seeking subject tutoring or academic coaching, the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) offers drop-in sessions in Langsam Library on Monday and Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m on the 4th floor close to the Academic Writing Center.
Students starting classes Monday will be met with construction and an enhanced classroom in Langsam Library.
Once completed, the renovations will provide more collaborative, flexible and comfortable work spaces to do research and to study in Langsam, as well as offer improved access to enhanced technology. Work began this summer with the renovation of the Langsam classroom 462 and will continue throughout the fall semester on the fourth floor of the library.
As a result of the construction, The Desk@Langsam (the main service desk) has been moved to just beyond the main staircase. Signs and way finding lead users to the temporary desk location. All other Langsam Library services and spaces remain open and available for use at this time.