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Magrath's extended hours

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Hey all,

During finals week, we will have extended hours:

May 5: 10 a.m.-12 midnight
May 6: 12 noon-12 midnight
May 7-11 (M-F): 8 a.m.-12 midnight
May 12 (Sa): 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 13 (Su): CLOSED

The hours for the ESA will not change (Su-Th open to 2 a.m.; F-Sa open until 12 midnight). The only exception is that the ESA will close at 6 p.m. on the 12th.

Thanks, and I hope your finals are shaping up okay!


24 Hour Study Space in Wilson and BioMed

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Just a heads-up that Wilson and BioMed are offering 24 hour study space beginning this week.* Walter will offer 24 hour study space beginning on May 4 (the same day Magrath begins our extended hours). If panicky patrons start asking where they should go to pull an all-nighter before finals, point them toward Wilson and BioMed!

Any questions? Feel free to ask, as always.

Happy almost finals (yikes!)


* This is not to say that the library proper will be open -- just spaces, away from the collection, with tables/chairs to study.

Hours for Easter Weekend

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Our hours for this weekend will remain as scheduled -- we're not closing at all for the holiday! Patrons will probably ask about this, so just in case, here are our hours again:

Satuday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday: 12 noon-10 p.m.

Let me know if you have any further questions,


Non-emergency building problems -- contact list

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Hello everyone,

As most of you know, this weekend there was a problem with Magrath's main elevator -- for some reason it wasn't functioning properly, and it had to be closed off for the entire weekend. Thanks to Leonie for reporting this problem.

If you are ever working a solo shift -- evening, weekend, weekday when all full-time staff are gone -- and you have a similar non-emergency building problem, here is the call "chain of command":

  1. First, call University Facilities Management at 612-624-2900 (or 4-2900 from the Circulation phone).

  2. f no one answers, or if the response is unsatisfactory, next call Bernadette Corley Troge. Her home number -- which you should try first -- is 651-488-9820; her cell is 612-202-4681; and her pager is 612-640-1774.*

  3. After the problem has been resolved/a decision has been made as to how to proceed, please give Steve, Nick, Perry, and myself a quick notification via email regarding the problem and any decisions that have been made.

What sorts of problems will you need these numbers for?

  • No electricity in the building

  • Elevator issues (like we had this weekend!)

  • Minor water leaks

If you have any questions at all regarding the emergency procedures for Magrath Library, please be sure to consult our Building Emergency Procedures binder (small white binder with green paper liners; located by the telephone and phone books).

As always, if you have any questions at this point in time, please be sure to ask Steve, Nick, Perry, or myself -- we're always happy to help!

Thanks again,



* For instructions on contacting someone via pager, see Don't worry, I didn't know how to do this before looking it up, either!

AMAZING work by the student staff this weekend!

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Hello all!

I wanted to give a big, public THANK YOU to the student staff this weekend for gracefully handling a complicated situation. Leonie, Danielle, Jade, Lexie, and Sean all managed to keep the library running smoothly on Saturday and Sunday despite a defunct elevator. Thanks especially to Leonie and Lexie for communicating with Bernadette, our contact for building emergencies, and keeping the full-time staff informed as well. You guys are all awesome!

I feel very lucky to work in a library with such great student staff. Thanks for handling this situation so competently!


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