The Paley Library will close on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at 5:00 pm and will not re-open until Monday, January 5, 2009 at 8:00 am.
Under normal circumstances Paley Library would be open several days during the winter break. However, the University has scheduled a major electrical infrastructure upgrade for Paley that requires all power in the building be shut for at least four days. Though we understand this closure will inconvenience some members of our community, this is clearly the best time to perform this much needed electrical work without causing a major inconvenience that would impact the majority of our user community.
During this period all of the Library’s electronic information resources will be available. Owing to the electrical work we must re-route these resources to other institutional computers. Most users should experience no changes to their e-research routines. Some services, such as our Ask-A-Librarian chat will not be available, and the Library catalog system will be current only to December 18, 2008.
For additional details on access to and the status of our e-resources during the closure see the information at: http://status.library.temple.edu/2008/12/intersession-service-interruptions-dec-23-jan-5.html