All those carts that have been sitting in the Atrium on the second floor of Tutt Library holding journals began their trek down Uintah to their new home in the Creekside facility. This is the start of moving books and materials to the storage facility which will take about 60 days total.
There is now a construction fence surrounding Tutt Library. Use the gate on the west side of the building on Cascade Ave. to enter the library.
The return box for books is still located by the front door and is available for returning materials when the library is closed.
While we don’t expect construction to impede access to bicycle parking racks, we also know that this is a time of constant change, and bike parking options may temporarily be affected. So, if you’re concerned about bicycle parking options here at Tutt, there are a few options to consider:
parking elsewhere on campus – all bicycle racks are now open for the summer, and you don’t have to park your bike near the library to use the library
if you have an office in the building, please consider parking your bike in your office (if there’s room!)
if you can’t figure out where the best place to park your bicycle might be, please come in and talk to us. Odds are good that if something unusual is going on, we’ll have heard about it! And if not, we will help you figure out a solution.
Here’s one option that won’t work:
locking your bike to a handrail is a parking violation; it keeps people who need that handrail from entering the building.
The good news is that the southeast (quad) entrance will be ready very soon. Once we shift over to that space, we will go back to having bike parking very close to the main entrance of the building!
Yes you can still read the dailies at Tutt Library. The the current day newspaper will be available on the shelves directly behind the research desk. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for the previous days' edtions.
Newspaper Titles received daily at Tutt Library:
Denver Post Gazette New York Times USA Today Wall Street Journal
Search the TIGER catalog and once you click into a result record, you will see the red button at the top of the page if the item is requestable. (Note that web links : Journals, Electronic books, videos, pdfs, etc. will not have this button since you can go directly to those resources.)
Clicking the red button will take you to a login page. (Your login is your last name and your gold card number.) Once logged-in you can click on the request selected item button.
The bottom section of the request page gives the schedule of retrieval for when you can pick the item up from the Circulation Desk.
How can I view and check requests I've made?
You can monitor your requests by logging into MY Tiger Record Account. You can get to that from the navigation bar on the right on the Tutt LIbrary home page or from within the Tiger catalog on the right side navigation bar. (Note that this is the same place you check Prospector requests.)
What if the item says it's being requested what should I do?
If the item has a due date or is requested the record will show that it is on hold or being requested or checked out. It will show both in the Tiger record and in the box for requesting the item. In which case, you will want to use Prospector to place a request.
How can I cancel requests I've made?
If you want to cancel a hold, you need to go into MY Tiger Record Account. You can get to that from the navigation bar in the Tiger catalog. You can also cancel Prospector requests there.
Hold on for the ride -- construction begins next week on campus.As a result, while materials located in the north part of the library building will be closed for browsing starting Tuesday, May 17th, they may be requested through the Tiger Catalog and picked up at the Circulation Desk.
Transportation of those items to the transition storage location over at the Creekside facility will begin Friday and will take many weeks. Those materials will need to be requested through the online request system. They can be picked up at the current circulation location on the 1st floor of Tutt North until the new circulation area is constructed in Tutt South. Special Collections, the Art Reading Room, and some other collections which will be housed in Tutt South during the construction period will be available for browsing. Online periodicals, e-books and the Digital Archives will remain accessible through the current means of access.
Until the migration into Tutt South, the Research Desk and the Help Desk will operate at their current locations.
(image from http://www.thecoastercritic.com/tag/construction-photos)
Tutt Library's ninth annual haiku contest has come to a close. Our three wonderful winners were selected via blind judging by library staff and student employees.
Librarian Mimi Wheatwind submitted the third-place winner:
Pages flap and print, turn your back to the window. Run after wisdom.
Second prize goes to senior Bowen Malcolm:
Another day spent browsing the basement stacks. Will winter ever end?
And first prize goes to first-year Melissa Taing:
Stacks of book towers standing upon senior carrels. Thesis Almighty.
Copies of our annual haiku zine will be available for free at Tutt Library within a week or so. The zine will feature the prize winners plus several other evocative and amusing entries from this year's contest.
Once again Tutt Library is joining the legions of comic book stores and libraries giving away FREE comic books on Free Comic Book Day! Stop by the library lobby between 10am-2pm on this Saturday, May 6th, for your FREE comic(s). Come early for best selection! Bring your family and friends! We will also bring most of our superb graphic novel collection to the lobby for easy perusal and checkout, so you might also want to bring your gold card or library card!
We also want to give a most heartfelt shout-out to our local comic book shop, Escape Velocity, for sponsoring us (ie, paying for all those free comics) once again this year.