Rubenstein Library Renovation and Service Changes (December 2012-February 2013)
Dear Rubenstein Library patrons,
Please read the e-mail below if you are planning to visit or submit reference inquiries to Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library during the next three months (December 2012-February 2013).
In December 2012, Duke University’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library will begin a major renovation project that will require our reading room and some of our collections to relocate temporarily to the third floor of Perkins Library. The renovation work is currently slated for completion in the summer of 2015. You can read more about this exciting project at http://blogs.library.duke.edu/renovation/.
We’d like to make you aware of several upcoming changes that will impact research visits to the Rubenstein Library in the coming months, as well as phone, e-mail, or mail reference inquiries.
•The Rubenstein Library Reading Room will CLOSE December 17, 2012 and REOPEN January 7, 2012 in our new temporary location. We will be unable to accommodate research visits during this time.
•We will be moving our collections between January 7 and February 17, 2013. Patrons are strongly encouraged to plan to visit us on or after February 17, 2013.
•Between December 17, 2012 and February 17, 2013, reference inquiries by mail, phone, or e-mail will require a response time of up to two weeks.
•On February 17, 2013, the Rubenstein Library will return to business as usual.
We will continue to offer travel grants for 2013-2014, although our application deadlines have changed.
•Application deadline: March 29, 2013 by 5:00 PM EST.
•Grant recipients will be announced by April 30, 2012.
•Grants must be used between May 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
Visit http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/services/grants/index.html to read more about the grants offered and to download application forms. Look for additional notices about the travel grants soon.
Please contact the Rubenstein Library at email@example.com or 919-660-5822 to plan for a research visit or to ask questions about our renovation.
Materials may be requested via our online registration and request system; for instructions, visit http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/research/readingroom.html.
Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any interested colleagues, and thanks for helping us spread the word!
Assistant University Archivist
Duke University Archives
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Durham, NC 27708-0202
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