by Janna Lawrence, Hardin Library director
In August, 40,000 books were permanently moved to the Annex; these were from the beginning of the call number range, starting with A and going through QR92 L5 C66. The remainder of the pre-2010 collection, approximately 50,000 books, will be moved to the Annex in December.
After ingestion into the Annex, which may take several months, you will be able to request these books through the InfoHawk+ catalog for pick up at Hardin or another campus library, or even delivered to your office or home (although currently not to residence halls).
If you require a book that you believe has been moved to the Annex but is not yet available there, please request a copy through Interlibrary Loan. We will obtain a copy for you from another library, at no cost to you.
Because e-books make up the majority of books in Hardin’s current collection, we hope that this change will have minimal impact on users. If a book located at the Annex is used frequently or is needed for course reserve, it can be returned to Hardin’s shelves. Hardin books published before 1980 have been located at the Library Annex for several years.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can use our anonymous feedback form or contact any Hardin staff member. You can always contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 319-335-9870.