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Getting Your ID

Check the mirror, fix your hair and say "cheese". If you're a new student, you'll need a new ID. Your official university ID card is an important little document. In addition to being your library card, you'll need it for a whole lot of things - to get your U-Pass, admission to varsity sports events, discounts at local retail outlets, banks offering reduced rates to students, travel deals and if you're 19 or older...

Normally, we produce the cards here in the library. But because there will be a few thousand of you arriving this week, we've moved the operation, temporarily, to the Conference Hall on the second floor of Loyola. Here's the schedule:

Tuesday, August 31 - Friday, September 3 10:00am-3:00pm Saturday, Sept. 4 - Monday, Sept. 6 10:00am-4:00pm Tuesday, Sept. 7 - Friday, Sept. 10 10:00am-3:00pm

After that, you'll still be able to get your card - at the ID Centre in the library, during our regular hours of Monday-Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm.

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Major renovations underway

We're always trying to make the library a better place to read, write, relax. Study, do research, work with others. Last year saw a new entrance and service desks opening on to the Atrium. This year we're going to continue upgrading library space. In fact, it starts in a few hours...

We're not talking just cosmetic improvements (although there will be some of that). We're talking the kind that involve noise, dust and disruption - demolition, reconstruction - the kind that will be worth it in the end. Here are the highlights:
The Administration offices are moving - Over the next few months the group study rooms on the second floor will be converted to offices for library administrators. This means, of course, that during this time, those group study rooms will be unavailable. Small group work can continue in that room at the end of the old lobby (the one with the words GROUP STUDY SPACES on the wall). New group study rooms will be built - in the area vacated by the admin …