W. W. Hagerty Library will be closed from 7am to 1:30 PM on Wednesday, June 19, while the Drexel University Police Department conducts an Active Shooter Exercise along with several local law enforcement agencies. The exercise will take place inside Hagerty Library, located at 3300 Market Street, from 8am to 1pm. In addition to the library closure, there will be an increased police presence and sidewalk closures associated with the exercise. Please avoid the area.
It's that time again - finals week is almost upon us.
To help you through, W. W. Hagerty Library will be open 24/7 beginning on Thursday, June 6th at 7:30 PM and ending at 5 PM on Saturday, June 15th. During this time access to the library will be limited to current members of the Drexel community and a Dragon Card is required for entry. Good luck on your exams!
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between The University of The Gambia [UTG] and Drexel University on April 5th with Professor Muhammadou M.O Kah signing on behalf of UTG while President John A. Fry signed on behalf of Drexel. A delegation of visitors from Gambia visited Drexel University for this event and held a series of meetings with faculty, staff and the Provost, including a visit to the Libraries on Friday, April 5, 2013.
Drexel University Libraries has extended its a Liaison Program to the Health Sciences, designating specific librarians as liaisons to health sciences programs and schools. Through the liaison program the Libraries seek to enhance communication and deepen partnerships with health sciences departments in Drexel University's College of Medicine, School of Public Health, and College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Drexel University is proud to announce its membership in the Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science [PACHS], a prestigious organization that connects scholars in the fields of science, technology and medicine. Drexel and the Center will work together in the coming months to facilitate participation in the consortium’s research, events and online programs.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University helped to establish the Center in 2006 and will continue participation through its affiliation with Drexel University.
In early March, the Libraries unveiled a new space in W. W. Hagerty Library, providing Drexel researchers an opportunity to connect over shared research interests and ideas. The space, Research Connections, is located on the second floor of the library and offers comfortable and mobile chairs, a white board, a projector and a phone with conferencing capabilities.
You may have recently noticed some changes to the library catalog -- we've made some improvements! The new design is closer to the look of the library website and we hope that these improvements have made the OPAC more friendly
Some specific features include:
Increased seating and improved utilization of space are the focus of a proposed renovation to W. W. Hagerty Library. After months of planning, library staff, along with campus planners and administrators and the architectural firm Kling Stubbins, have proposed ways to address these objectives.
“Although these are not finalized plans, I am excited by the possibility to add about 300 additional seats to the library – while increasing the flexibility of the space and improving traffic flow and decreasing noise,” said Danuta A. Nitecki, dean of libraries.
The Library Learning Terrace will be closed until further notice due to an incident with the sprinkler system in the Race Street Residence Hall. The Libraries staff are working closely with University Facilities to make repairs to the space. A timeline for repairs and the re-opening is not yet available. We apologize for any inconvenience.
If you have any direct questions or concerns, please contact the Libraries' Administrative Office at 215-895-2750.
Peter Ivanick, Head of Libraries Systems & Technology, passed away suddenly on January 13, 2013. Peter came to Drexel University Libraries in 2006 from Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to leading the Libraries workstation and laptop programs, Peter oversaw development of the new Libraries website and a new content management system; implementation of the electronic institutional repository; selection and implementation of a discovery search service that provides access to many of the Libraries’ licensed resources with a single search.