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Stanford Report, January 19, 2000

Green Library collections on the move

Beginning this week and continuing throughout Winter Quarter, approximately 2.2 million volumes will be moved or shifted as part of the final stage of activating Green Library's recently reopened Bing Wing.

Many books will be moving from their current East Wing collection spaces and from the Stanford Auxiliary Library into the seven-level Bing Wing tiered stacks and basement areas. The central library collections have been redistributed to the recently opened Humanities and Area Studies and Social Sciences Resource Centers.

Information on the collection redeployment plans and the current status of move details is available on the web at http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/green/collections.html. This information will be updated frequently during the move. Additionally, easels at each Green Library entrance will provide daily updates and display stack maps showing the current locations of library materials. Socrates online catalog records also will be changed to reflect new locations as materials are moved.

The library staff has planned the move in a manner they hope will minimize the impact on patrons. Questions about the location of library materials during the move or any problems regarding the move itself should be directed to the Green Library Loan Desk, in person or by calling 723-1493. Requests for assistance in locating a book not on the shelves also may be directed to Ruth Briesemeister, head of the Loan Division, at 725-1164 or to ruthabc@stanford.edu. SR