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North Boomer Library Annex Operational

August 21, 2003

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -The first phase of renovations for the former IGA building on North Boomer Road is complete, and many in the Stillwater community are curious. What is a Library Annex?

"We've had several people from the community stop by to take a look. Some are looking for public computer stations like you would find in the Edmon Low Library on campus," said Sheila Johnson, Assistant Dean of Public Services and Collections. "Unfortunately, the Annex is not that kind of library."

The North Boomer Annex is a remote storage facility. Lesser-used materials, back issues of journals, material now available online, items too fragile to repair, and certain items from Special Collections are being housed in the Annex to make more space available in the main Library. Items moved to the Annex are noted in the OSU Library Catalog and are retrieved on request twice daily Monday through Friday.

"There are public viewing rooms available at the Annex," said Johnson. "Because staff work at both the Annex and the main Library, we cannot guarantee that someone will always be available onsite. However, anyone can make an appointment to view materials onsite."

To make appointments at the Annex call (405) 744-5859. For more information on the North Boomer Annex and the materials being moved there visit www.library.okstate.edu/annex.

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/fa03/annex.htm
Last Updated: 21 August 2003

Media Contact:

Bonnie Ann Cain-Wood, APR
Email: lib-pub@okstate.edu
Phone: (405) 744-7331

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