Pickler Memorial Library

New Library Service Desk

Over the summer, Pickler Memorial Library combined the Reference and Circulation desks to create a one-stop service area. The front desk, now known as the Library Service Desk, is where library users can check out materials and ask all of their questions. For inquiries that cannot be handled at the Library Service Desk, patrons will be connected with the on-call reference librarian for further assistance. Members of the Reference Department will be constantly on call to assist patrons with using the library catalog, locating materials, searching online databases and other research related questions.

By using an on-call system, the library can provide the same reference services as in the past without having to be tied to a physical desk. In fact, the Reference Department has gone “mobile” and will be roaming throughout the library on a regular basis to provide assistance to patrons in other locations. With new iPads, librarians will have constant access to the library catalog, article databases and the Internet from anywhere in the building.

The former Reference Desk has become the space for the laser printer and photocopiers as well as other office items like the paper cutter, pencil sharpener, stapler and comb binder.

Stop by the new Library Service Desk or call 785.4051 with any questions.

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