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Construction plans for Commons shuffles services

The Commons will undergo major renovations this summer, and its many services will relocate until the project is finished.

“While the construction will cause services to move for the short term, I think the long term results will be more beneficial to everyone who uses the Commons,” Barbara Dewey, Dean of Libraries, said.

At midnight on May 8, the Commons, rooms 220 and 235 in Hodges Library, will close. The Summer Commons will reopen on May 14 at 7:30 a.m. in the Media Center of Hodges.

The Summer Commons will have computer workstations and printers, photocopiers, and laptop and equipment checkout. The DART machine will also be located in the Summer Commons.

Computers will also be available in the Reference and Documents, Microforms and Periodicals room on the first floor of Hodges Library.

Before the Summer Commons opens, May 9-13, loaner laptops will be available for checkout at the Melrose circulation desk.

The Summer Commons will be open from 7:30a.m. through midnight Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-midnight on Saturday and noon to midnight on Sunday. For more information about hours, please visit

The practice presentation room will be relocated to room 251, just outside the Media Center.

Reference services will be located in the Reference Room on the first floor of Hodges. The Stat Lab will also provide office hours in the Reference Room. The Writing Center will only offer hours in room 212 of HSS during the summer, but will resume Commons hours in the fall semester.

OIT Help Desk services, including password resets, and student computer repair, will move to rooms 103 and 104 in Aconda Court during the construction. Call 974-9900. Their summer hours will be 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information about the Commons, please visit

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