Many library services move locations

As the new semester gets underway, Heritage Campus’ William F. White Library remains under construction. Resources for students are still available, just in different locations.

Student IDs are available at both Heritage Campus and Windward Campus. IDs can be made at the Heritage Campus in the Harvin Student Center from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fridays. The Barth Learning Resources Center at Windward Campus also makes student IDs. Proof of registration and a state-issued ID card are required to obtain one.

For more information on student IDs or to schedule an appointment, call 361-698-1310.

Despite the changes, the process remains just as quick as ever.

“I was shocked by how easy the process was. It took less than a couple minutes,” said incoming freshman Leo Rivas.

Checkout services at Heritage are available upon request through the Library Services office in GEND 103. However, due to construction, most books have been moved to the Barth Learning Resources Center at Windward Campus, or are available at the Oso Creek Campus Library. To be eligible to check out a book, you must have a valid student ID.

Students can also use Heritage Campus’ Venters Business Building, Room VB 237, as a study space, as well as the Speech Communication Center and Room VB 238 of the Venters Business Building for technology resources. For more information on these spaces, call 361-698-2259.

The Barth Learning Resources Center at Windward Campus offers computers and up to five study rooms on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Oso Creek Campus Library also offers its services, and computer use on its second floor.

For online assistance, reference librarians are also available. To receive contact information, email or call 361-698-1311.

The renovations to the White Library are expected to be complete early next year.

“Construction is set to be done in January, but the actual move-in process won’t be complete until next summer,” said Bruce Markley, administrative assistant for Learning Resources.

The renovations include a coffee shop on the first floor, along with more study rooms, testing spaces and new entrances. The book collection will be back, and the Stone Writing Center and IT Help Desk will also be returning.

With our world’s rapidly transitioning into a digital one, the new White Library will also embrace this idea through the addition of more technology resources.

Markley said students will be able to use what’s known as a “Makers Space.”

“There will be a 3-D printer, sewing equipment, recording booths, and more in this area,” he said.

The Makers Space will essentially serve as a resource space catering to all different types of majors.

The overall goal of these new changes was to modernize the facility, and make it the ultimate hangout for students.

“Most students will be excited about the fact that there will be a lot of study space, and the entire fifth floor will be enclosed in glass; they’ll be able to see 360 degrees around the whole building,” Markley said.

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