Library resources still available during work

Windward, Oso Creek facilities remain open for students, staff and faculty

With the ongoing construction to the White Library on the Heritage Campus, some students may be left trying to figure out how to use the library’s resources. All services are still available at Del Mar via other offices and locations. 

Cody Gregg, dean of Learning Resources, said the renovations are expected to be finished by the end of this year.

“As of now the projected timetable is on schedule and has not seen any delays,” Gregg said of work being done to the building, which was built in 1969.

The library is being remodeled to be a more modern and welcoming space for students, faculty and staff. According to Gregg the improvements are aiming to make students feel more comfortable in the library and learning spaces. 

“We are kind of in a transitional period right now where databases, e-books, and electronic resources are being used much more than traditional library books,” Gregg said. 

The work centers around a concept called the Learning Commons, which means the library is going to be integrating their space with other student support departments. 

The Stone Writing Center will return to the library, with the IT Help Desk and Testing Center also moving in to increase accessibility for students, Gregg said. 

Various offices are open on the Heritage Campus for students who need to use library resources. Students, faculty and staff can go to GAMB D103 to request a book from one of the other Del Mar Campuses. Students can also go to the Windward Campus and the newly finished Oso Creek Campus and visit the library there as well. 

Library loan items are also available in GAMB D103. If you are looking for a new or updated student ID or ID sticker, this is where you want to go. 

The Venters Business Building houses a student technology center that is available for student use. There are fewer computers than there were in the library. Nonetheless, there is a way to access a computer for those students who may need to submit online assignments. 

Lisette Ann Mauricio, an incoming freshman, said she was excited to see the completed library.

“I want to take advantage of the study spaces,” Mauricio said. I like to get away from it all and just relax in between classes.” 

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