UPDATE: Darling Library Closure Information

Posted: April 22, 2010

Dear Library Users,

In response to increasing demand, David Bixby, Ed.D., executive vice president, announced on July 14 the extension of the Bible exhibition, Treasures of the Bible: The Dead Sea Scrolls and Beyond, housed in the Darling Library's Ahmanson Information Center. The goal remains to present compelling historical and archeological evidence of God's Word and work throughout human history.

The exhibition's hours of operation will shift to weekends only in August, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday, 12-6 p.m. And in order to share this amazing collection that some have described as the most impressive gathering of Bibles ever assembled in Los Angeles history with students, parents, and faculty and staff, the exhibition continues September 3-10.

The Darling Library's Rotunda reopens for patron use on Monday, August 9, 2010. The Darling Library's Ahmanson Information Center remains closed until the beginning of October.

Equally important is ensuring you have the same level of access to computers and printers as enjoyed in the Ahmanson Information Center prior to the exhibition. These resources will be available in the James L. Stamps Theological Library, the William V. Marshburn Memorial Library, and the Berger Training Room DARL 407, located in the Darling building behind the library. Schedules for these areas are listed on the libraries' website at: http://www.apu.edu/library/about/hours/.


Q. How will I access books that I need from the Darling Library?
A. A paging service will be provided through the Stamps Library until August 9 when the Darling Library Rotunda reopens. You may request to pick up books from the Darling collection by completing a paper paging slip, which is available at the Stamps Library. You may also order books through the libraries' online catalog by using the Request icon or the Link+ system. All Request and Link + books may be requested to be picked up at the Stamps Library on West Campus or the Marshburn Library on East Campus.

Q. Where can I go for quiet study space and computer use during the Darling closure?
A. Stamps Library and the 1st / 3rd floors of Marshburn Library will remain quiet study spaces. If you need a quiet space to use a computer, the Stamps and the Marshburn libraries will be available as well as the Berger Training Room. Schedules for these areas are listed on the libraries' website at http://www.apu.edu/library/about/hours/.

Q. While the Darling Library is closed, how do I get to my Darling classrooms?
A. Enter through the Duke building or the southwest door of the Darling building near Heritage Café.

Q. Will instructors be able to utilize library computer training rooms?
A. During the Ahmanson closure for the exhibit, both the Berger Training Room, located in the Darling building behind the library, and the Sakioka Training Room, located in the Marshburn Library, will be reserved for student study use and library instruction only. If you would like instruction from a librarian, please submit a request online at http://www.apu.edu/library/services/instruction/form/.

Paul Gray, Ed.D.
Dean, University Libraries
Vice Provost for Graduate Programs and Research