Posted by: Laura | December 9, 2011

Parks Library will be closed December 23 through January 2. This includes the Special Collections Department!

The photograph above is a winter image of the Iowa State campus in February of 1915.  Beardshear can be see in the distance. (University Photograph Collection, box 348)

The end of the semester is definitely here, and the crowds of students hard at work in the library are a daily reminder that those final weeks are upon us!  Winter break is coming soon.  Ames even received a light dusting of snow last night as reminder!

All physical library facilities, including our own Special Collections Department, will be closed from Friday, December 23rd, 2011 through Monday, January 2nd, 2012.  In an ongoing effort to reduce costs and conserve energy, the University Library will close its physical facilities (including the Parks Library, the Veterinary Medical Library, and the Design Reading Room) for these eleven consecutive days during winter break. For more information on this closing, please visit the library’s news announcement.

If you are curious about the energy savings from past years, please visit this University Library announcement detailing last year’s savings and the Preservation Department’s blog post from last year.

For your research here in the Special Collections Department before the end of the year, please visit us before December 23rd!  We are open 9-4, Monday through Friday.

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