Such a nice comment! The dark blue chairs are not new, but the new upholstery sure makes them look that way. Help us keep them nice - food and drink belong on your plate, in your stomach, or in a covered cup. If you like them, tell us! We hope to do more soon.
"It is too hot in this library. It is physically a challenge to be
functional here." We do apologize for the uncomfortable environment. Believe me, my office is in the Information Commons and I feel it too. Facilities was notified of the issue and the chillers seem to be working as of 2:45 pm today (4/11/17). However, given the size of the building, it will take them awhile to be really effective. Meanwhile, your best bet for studying in the Athenaeum is to move away from the windows, find an interior space. As we move from one season to the next, especially in this crazy weather we will experience odd days here in the Ath! -- Pamela Flinton, Associate Librarian for Research & User Services
Have a blanket to check out. The Library can be drafty, and people like to be cozy :)
Thanks for the suggestion! We confess the Library temperatures can vary depending on how sunny it is outside, how many people are in the library, and how much oxygen the plants are exhaling. Some days it can be drafty and some days it can be quite warm. The suggestion to circulate a blanket is a creative idea, but not something we can manage right now. There are plenty of sunny nooks to keep you warm while you're studying in the daytime, and in the evenings the quiet floors (2nd and 4th) tend to be the warmest. Stay warm!
The Library had a lovely visit over the January term - students from Thomas Johnson Middle School were able to take a field trip to the Goucher College Library to work on research for their Maryland History Day scholarships. The two highlights appear to have been a 13th-century item from our Special Collections & Archives, and pizza!
We can't wait to hear how History Day goes for these researchers!