More News about Hardin’s Summer Plans

As previously announced, the Hardin Library building will be closed this summer for renovations beginning Saturday, May 14, and reopening on Tuesday, August 17.  Staff have been busy planning how to provide service during this time.

  • Two temporary locations will be set up where library users can pick up materials and consult with staff.  One location will be in MERF (375 Newton Rd.) in the atrium, and will be open 7:30 am-6:00 pm Monday-Friday and 1:00-5:00 pm Sunday.  Simulation Center equipment will also be relocated to 1155  MERF and available Monday-Friday.  Much of the reserve book collection will be available at this location. Laptop checkouts are also available in the Sim Center-1155 MERF.
  • A second library location will be situated in the Pharmacy Building Computer Lab (115 South Grand Ave.).  That location will be open 7:30 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday. Computers and printing will be available to all users.
  • Library patrons will be able to request books from the Hardin collection using InfoHawk’s Request feature.  Because staff will only be able to enter the building once per day, it may take as long as two days for materials to be pulled.  Requested material can be delivered to offices via campus mail or can be picked up at one of the temporary locations or at another UI library.
  • Books checked out to faculty, graduate/professional students, and undergraduate honors students which are currently due in June 2011 will be automatically renewed until June 2012.   An email will be sent to users whose books are automatically renewed.  Please be aware that this only applies to books checked out from Hardin Library on long-term loans (due annually in June).

We’ll post more details as they become available.  If you have questions, contact Hardin Reference staff at 319-335-9150 or