Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
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Changing to Serve You Better

In order to provide better service and streamline access to materials, services, and equipment, the Library is making a few big changes.

Updates as of July 17

  • The Library Media Desk will be closed on Monday, August 8 in preparation for the merging of Circulation and Media services. The circulation of media items, including DVDs, A/V equipment and laptops, will be suspended that day.  
  • Beginning Tuesday, August 9:
    • Media items and laptops will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.
    • A/V equipment will be available for checkout at the Digital Media Lab (DML).
    • Hours for the Digital Media Lab (DML) will be:
      • Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
      • Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      • Sunday 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Updates as of July 1
  • On July 5 the Serials Desk will permanently close.
    • In its place there will be an information kiosk with access to the online catalog and directional information.   

    • Instructions for using the microfilm machines have been revamped to clarify each step and will be available at each machine.

    • Questions should go to the Reference Desk or can be sent via chat or email - available through the library homepage.  

  • In early August the Circulation and Media desks will merge into a single desk on the 1st floor.
    • The Media Desk will close - and direct patrons to the Circulation Desk.

    • DVDs and CDs will remain browsable on the 2nd floor; checkouts and returns will be at the Circulation Desk.  

    • Media reserves will be available at the Circulation Desk.

    • Laptops will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

    • Keys for the Presentation Practice room (257) and the Screening Room (258) will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

    • The Digital Media Lab (DML) will remain on the 2nd floor

    • Checkout all media equipment (except for laptops) in the DML.    

    • Viewing stations will continue to be accessible on the 2nd floor.

  • As the group and LEC consider or implement additional changes in the future, we will keep the campus up-to-date via social media, Insights, myUMBC, listservs, and contact with the GSA and SGA.

  • Signage in the area will be kept timely to help patrons navigate and locate materials they need.