Please see the note below from our Associate University Librarian regarding the unfortunate mold outbreak in the chemistry library. As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Dear Chemistry Faculty and Students,
As you know, we have been working toward moving the chemistry collection
from the Chemistry Library to our Annex. Although the move was scheduled for
next week, we have had to halt progress due to an outbreak of mold within
the Chemistry Library facility. Unfortunately, it rapidly spread throughout
the collection and caused a good deal of damage.
Mold is difficult to contain and expensive to treat. In order to salvage as
much of the collection as possible we are taking immediate action. Any books
in the Chemistry Library which are also owned by any other library at
Rutgers will be discarded. Any books in the Chemistry Library that are
unique will be considered for mold remediation which will allow the books to
be added back into our collection.
Over the next couple of weeks you may notice books being added to a dumpster
behind the chemistry building. Please do not remove books from the dumpster
as the books carry mold; adding them to your personal collection risks
contamination of your own books, labs or homes.
Effective immediately, items from the Chemistry Library will not be
available for borrowing. However, you will still be able to access most of
the items you need. Journal articles will still be available through article
delivery and inter-library loan. Books in our system can be delivered from
another branch, and others may be requested through EZBorrow and ILL.
We regret this unfortunate turn of events and thank you for your cooperation
as we work with Facilities and others on campus to deal with the resultant
issues. We will continue to do our best to provide you with access to any
necessary research materials. Please contact the Chemistry Librarian, Laura
Palumbo at email@example.com, if you need assistance with obtaining
Melissa L. Just, MLIS, EdD
Associate University Librarian for
Research and Instructional Services
Rutgers University Libraries
firstname.lastname@example.org | 848.932.6112