Paving the Way for Shorter Lines at Circulation

Starting today, May 28th, the MSEL Circulation desk will be changing its full-service hours as a pilot program which will last through the summer and fall semesters.

Why are we changing our full-service hours? The numbers show that on an average day the busiest times at the Circulation desk are between 11 am and 7 pm. By changing our hours, we will have more staff coverage at peak times, hopefully affording you better, faster, and more efficient service when you need it.

But wait, what if you’re working late and want to check out reserve books, Interlibrary Loan books, chargers, books on hold, or books from the stacks? No need to worry! Student assistants will be available to complete all of these transactions at the Circulation desk until 10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer and until midnight every other night during the summer and fall semesters. And, of course, if you’re checking out books from the stacks, don’t forget that there are three self-check-out machines, two in the BLC and one in MSEL.

During the summer, the full-service Circulation hours will be:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday: 1pm to 9pm

During the fall semester, the full-service Circulation hours will be:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm

Questions? Comments? Concerns? We welcome your feedback at circmail@jhu.edu.

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