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Big City Bagel/Peabody's CoffeeGood news, java junkies and frappuccino fans! Big City Bagel/Peabody’s Coffee is now open for business in the SDSU Library’s 24/7 Study Area! They’re serving hot and cold coffee drinks, tea, sandwiches, pastries, and other snacks. For now, the hours are:

Monday—Thursday: 7a.m.–11 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Sunday: noon–11 p.m.

Big City Bagel/Peabody's Coffee

Please remember that coffee and food cannot be consumed while using library computers.


Coffee Cup graphicIt’s no longer a secret…soon, the rich, aromatic scent of fresh-brewed coffee will be wafting throughout the library’s 24/7 Study Area. Beginning November 21, Peabody’s will be serving piping hot java and sweet snacks from a cart located outside the 24/7’s storage closet. (Coffee and food cannot be consumed while using library computers, though!)

However, in order to have the perks of an in-house coffee shop, things are going to have to get messy for a while. Plumbing needs to be installed, and since we’re tearing up the floor and working on the plumbing anyway, we’re planning to update the restrooms in the 24/7 Study Area by installing new automated air hand dryers and faucets.

Beginning on Monday, October 15, the restrooms will be closed for two weeks. If you’re studying in the 24/7 Study after the rest of the library has closed, you’ll need to wait for a security guard to escort you to the 1st floor restroom.

During construction for the coffee cart, only the area outside of the storage closet will be closed. The remainder of the 24/7 Study Area will be open, except for the scheduled restroom closures.

This is the 24/7 Study Area at around 11:15 a.m. today. Take a good look at it. This is what “The Calm Before the Storm” looks like. You won’t see it this empty again until late December. It’s break right now, and fall semester 2012 begins next Monday. If you need to use a computer, this is a really good time to do so.

24/7 Study Area

Here’s a heads up if you’re planning to study in the SDSU Library during the next four days: we’re going to experience some air conditioning and electrical issues due to the new student union construction project.

On Thursday, August 11, the library and 24/7 Study Area will close at 10pm and reopen at 7am on Friday, August 12. During this time, both the electricity and air conditioning will be off.

The air conditioning will be off in Love Library on Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14. Both Love Library and the Library Addition will remain open, but only the Library Addition will have air conditioning.

We had a water main break on campus. Obviously. It’s hard to miss that.

Mediascape group study in the 24/7 Study Area
But here in the library, we also had some more pleasant changes that took place over the summer. The 24/7 Study Area had some new carpeting installed, and since all the furniture had to be moved around anyway, we used the opportunity to move all the service points (printers, copy machines, coin changers, etc.) to one wall. Better yet, two of the group study rooms became mediascape rooms. These include large monitors for viewing, say, PowerPoint presentations; plugins for six laptops; and adaptors for Macs (you can check these out at the 24/7 help desk). Once you plug into and turn on the equipment, it will give you instructions on how to operate the system.

So welcome back! We hope to see a lot of you this semester.

samsung mobile charging stationThose electronic gadgets we love so well–cell phones, camcorders, laptops–all have one frustrating flaw: their batteries run out of juice, usually when we need them the most. While it’s generally no problem to find an electrical outlet in the library, around finals, free outlets are as scarce as hen’s teeth.

The 24/7 Study Area in the Library Addition contains a solution: the tower of power. The Samsung Mobile Charging Station is equiped with four outlets dedicated to recharging batteries. There’s no fee to use it, but you do need to provide your own charger. Just think of it as the library’s way of giving power to the people!

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