Since we last posted about adding electrical outlets to PCL last spring, we’ve added even more outlets in the new 5th floor Collaborative Commons that opened this fall. In that space we have 100 new outlets with a total of over 150 seats that all have access to a nearby plug.
Additionally, next week we’re installing six new tall tables in the space adjacent to the Collaborative Commons that will add another 48 new outlets, so the new total on the 5th floor should be over 500 outlets now.
We’re constantly working on adding outlets in PCL whenever possible. Please let us know what else we can do to improve your study spaces.
Nervous about the first few days of class? Worried you won’t know your way around campus or find your class locations? Don’t fret!
Libraries staff and student leaders from the Senate of College Councils and Student Government brave the August heat to host Find It @ UT Tables. Each table features helpful, smiling faces that can help you navigate this huge campus and provide you with other information you may need to start the school year.
The Tables staffed by the Libraries can be found at the following locations on the first two days of classes, Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29, from 7:30am-1:00pm at the locations on the map below:
-Outside PCL, on the southwest corner of 21st and Speedway
-On the West Mall outside the Union
-On the East Bus Circle
-Near RLM at Speedway
Student volunteers will also be available throughout campus Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-2pm near Kinsolving and the Student Activities Center. Just look for students and staff in the bright green Find It @ UT t-shirts at the locations marked with the green T on the map below!
UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner, Shannon W.!
Your mission should you choose to accept it: become the Mayor of PCL on Foursquare by 11:59pm on Sunday May 5. You’ll win a Mayor t-shirt and other great prizes from Foursquare, the location-based social networking site.
The next time you’re at PCL, check in on Foursquare. The person with the most check-ins during the last 60 days will ascend to Mayor of the location and will be our winner.
Only one check-in per day counts towards becoming Mayor, so there’s already competition for the title. We watch the Mayor of PCL change frequently. Start checking in ASAP!
Details on claiming the mayorship of a location can be reviewed here.
Not familiar with Foursquare? Check out this short video explaining how to use it.
Sure, we have lots and lots of books at PCL, but we know you need to borrow other things from time to time. Here’s a list of all the gadgets and tools you can checked out from the PCL Reserves Desk. All the items below have a 24-hour checkout period and require a UT ID to borrow.