The Catholic University of America

Mullen Library Renovation

For More Information,
Contact the Office of the Director of Libraries:
(202) 319-5055

Current Renovation News (Updated 3/15/2004)

New! View slide show of the renovated first floor.

Past Renovation News | Letter from the Director of Libraries (.pdf file) | The Renovation Proposal (.pdf file) |
The Phases of Renovation (.pdf file)


Current Progress of Library Renovation (updated 3/15/2004)

The first floor renovation is complete. Four new areas are available for your use:

May Gallery: Sitting room and exhibit space.
MERIC Instruction: Classroom for library instruction.
MERIC Lab: Computer area with CD-ROM and Internet workstations and tables for laptop use.
South Foyer: Lounge and walk-up Internet workstation area.

Important Note about Microfilm and Microfiche:

The microfilm collection now is in Room 114A, next to the new microform equipment room.

Microfiche is in a new location not accessible to the public. For assistance with retrieval, inquire at the Information Desk on the first floor.

Bound Periodicals: Many bound periodical volumes are in 1 North and 1 Center in the Periodical Stacks, but volumes also may be shelved in the General Stacks or at WRLC. Check the WRLC Libraries Catalog for the location.

Circulation Desk: The Circulation desk is on the first floor, behind the arches. Questions about borrowing privileges, the Consortium Loan Service (CLS), interlibrary loan (ILL), items on reserve, and searches and recalls are answered at this desk. You also may update your Cardinal Card at the Circulation desk.

Copiers: Copiers are located on the first, second, and third floors. A copy card dispenser and coin-operated copy machine are on the second floor.

Current Periodicals: Current periodical issues may be in the Main Reading Room on the second floor or in the Humanities Library or the Theology/Philosophy/Canon Law Library on the third floor.

Dissertation Room: Recent dissertations may be in the General Stacks or at WRLC. Older dissertations may be in Stacks 1 south, awaiting transfer to the WRLC Center. Check the WRLC Libraries Catalog for the location.

Folio Items: The folio collection is in Stacks 1 South.

Humanities Library: The Humanities Library is located at the north end of the third floor.

Information (Reference) Desk: The Information desk has been moved from the second floor to the first floor, in front of the arches. Questions about research, using the library, call number locations, and finding a specific book or journal are answered at this desk. Ready reference works are shelved behind the Information Desk.

Lima Library: The Oliveira Lima Library is located on the Garden Level.

Main Reading Room: Current social sciences journals, current newspapers, print indexes, bibliographies, and atlases are located in the Main Reading Room on the second floor.

May Gallery: The May Gallery and the south wing of the first floor will be closed for renovation until later in the semester.

Public Computers: iMacs for public use are located on the first floor, across from the Information Desk and the May Gallery and in the Stacks Reading Room. PCs are located in the MERIC Lab on the first floor and in the main hallways on the second and third floors. CUA students, faculty, and staff may borrow laptops at the Circulation Desk for use in the library.

Rare Books and Special Collections: Rare Books is located in the south wing on the second floor in Room 214.

Reference Reading Room: The Reference Reading Room on the first floor houses the general, social sciences, and humanities reference collection, which includes general and subject-specific encyclopedias, handbooks, and almanacs.

Women's restrooms are located on the first, second, and third floors. Men's restrooms are located on the first and third floors.

Security Desk: The Security desk is in the lobby on the first floor. Please show your Cardinal Card or other photo ID when entering and be prepared to sign the guest register if you are not affiliated with CUA. For the security of the collections Mullen Library reserves the right to check all bags as you exit the building.

Semitics/ICOR Library: The Semitics/ICOR Library is located in the north wing of the Garden Level.

Stacks: Circulating items are shelved on levels 1A through 3A of the stacks.

Stacks Reading Room: The new Stacks Reading Room is located on the first floor in front of Stacks 1 Center.

Theology/Philosophy/Canon Law Library: The Theology/Philosophy/Canon Law Library is located at the south end of the third floor.

For questions about research, stop by the Information Desk or call 202-319-5070.
For questions about borrowing privileges, stop by the Circulation Desk or call 202-319-5060.

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