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Mudd Library Closure and Reconfiguration

The University Library is in the process of designing a new and reconceived social science library which will include classrooms, an information commons with full suites of digital services, social and study spaces, collections, and a café. As part of the University’s overall plans for the Sachem-Prospect triangle and the construction of two new residential colleges, the Seeley G. Mudd and Social Science Libraries will be reconfigured to support learning and research in the social sciences campus-wide as well as the community of students who will be housed in the new colleges.

To create this new library, the Mudd Library and Government Documents and Information Center (GDIC) will be closed to readers as of September 15, 2008. To keep disruption to a minimum, services and collections will continue to be available during the closure in the following ways:

Mudd Library Collections

•Items in the Mudd Library can be requested for delivery through Orbis and delivered to any library on campus
•Yale faculty and graduate students can request articles from Mudd Library journals or selections from other Mudd Library holdings; material will be delivered electronically
David McCaslin can be contacted with special requests

Government Documents and Information Center (GDIC) Collections

•A non-circulating GDIC reference collection will be relocated to the Social Science Library
•Government documents will circulate during the closure and can be requested for delivery via Orbis to any library on campus
•Readers who cannot find items in Orbis can use an online form or an e-mail to request a search of the collections. If an item is found but not catalogued, it will be processed first before it is allowed to circulate
•GDIC microform materials can be requested for delivery via Orbis. Microform reading, printing, and scanning services will be available in the Social Science Library, Sterling Memorial Library, and Divinity School Library
•GDIC research assistance will be available in the Social Science Library
Julie Linden can be contacted with special requests

Members of the Yale community are invited to contact Jill Parchuck, Director of Social Science Libraries and Information Services, or Kendall Crilly, Associate University Librarian for Program Development and Research, with questions or concerns.