Around The Libraries in August

Around Briscoe

The Briscoe Library’s Information Desk was removed at the end of July, opening up additional space for study, group collaboration and laptop use.  This area, located directly across from the main entrance, is equipped with electrical outlets and data lines, both  rare commodities in a building that was constructed before the era of personal computers.

Current issues of 40 print journal titles are  shelved in this area for those who wish to browse the latest issues without having to search through the entire journal collection on the 4th floor. Popular magazines funded through a generous donation are also shelved here. Comfortable armchairs invite quiet reading, reflection or conversation. Tables provide ample space for those who wish to spread out with study materials or work on their laptops or other mobile devices while sipping a cup of coffee. We welcome comments and suggestions on how we might improve this space.

The services once provided at the Information Desk have been consolidated with Circulation Services and librarians are on call to assist with research and reference help. To provide feedback or contact a librarian, stop by the Circulation Desk, call 567-2450, schedule a consultation appointment, or send an email to

Jonquil Feldman
Director of Briscoe Library Services


 Around Laredo

The Laredo Regional Campus Library provided new student library orientation for the Physician Assistant Program on August 22. Students received information about library services, card ID access and campus safety. Students were also informed about the policies and procedures for after hours and weekend access.

The Laredo Regional Campus Library welcomes the students to our library and to our campus!

Patti Gutierrez
Library Assistant