Carpet has been laid as far as the “reading room.” It has been interesting providing service in the library today with most of the stacks wrapped in plastic. Some still want nothing to do with online research and still want to hold that book in their hands. Some books could be retrieved from the stacks but some were just too wrapped up. Many users were able to find what they needed using Westlaw or Lexis and others just decided to come back when it was all over. The library certainly was not able to offer the usual comfortable spot in which to work. It was appreciated that we could at least use the computer room making it so we didn’t have to ration computer time.
It is expected that it should all be finished by tomorrow so that the library can be back to normal sometime on Monday.