During the July beak, your intrepid librarians shifted the entire collection and sorted a portion of it onto carts to be relocated. Once the summer term started, the compact shelving was removed and transported to another room in the Academic Building.
This created an open area in the back room that we soon filled with new benches, carrels, and tables. We also have new paint, new lighting, and a lot of new plants.
The book collection in the stacks has been condensed, but your old standbys are still there—our priority was to keep high-demand items and key subject areas available in the way you’re used to. Updated call number signs on the ends of the shelves will guide you to the materials.
We hope you enjoy the open, airy feeling and the extra study space. Please let us know what you think.
For the next two weeks, the library will follow special hours until the new term starts:
We will be closed for three Saturdays—August 31, September 7, and September 14—and for Labor Day. During the week, we’ll be open 9am – 5pm for September 3 – 6 and September 9 – 13. Normal hours will resume on September 16.
During the July beak, your intrepid librarians shifted the entire collection and sorted a portion of it onto carts to be relocated. Once the summer term started, the compact shelving was removed and transported to another room in the Academic Building (more on that later), creating an open area that will soon become student study space. The remaining shelving was standardized in color—strategic swaps with the compact shelving helped a lot—and new end panels were installed. Painting went quickly, and you can get a sense of the color scheme in the photo gallery below.
Next up, new and better lighting fixtures. Lighting installation is taking a bit longer than originally planned, so we have updated the project calendar in the central hallway to help you visualize the schedule. Please be aware that during the lighting phase of the project, the shelves are wrapped for protection, so we cannot access materials in the stacks.
While the back room is closed, we have a special Remodel Redirect (PDF) flyer to help you find library materials or places to study. If you need a printed copy to take with you, you’ll find them near the crosswords at the circulation desk.
We have BoardVitals to help NUNM students prep for the NPLEX Part 1 and NPLEX Part 2. BoardVitals provides an interactive online question bank with up-to-date explanations from top naturopathic educators and literature with answers, detailed feedback and assessment of your progress. It is accessible at any time, anywhere from any device with a wireless connection making it perfect for students on the go. It is available to students and faculty with access on-campus and off-campus.
Get Started by following these steps:
Register now with your @nunm.edu OR @student.nunm.edu email address.
You will receive an email with a confirmation link.
The library is highlighting a selection of materials from our collection for Pride Month. (One recent addition, She He They Me, is structured like a Choose Your Own Adventure—but for gender identity!) If you know of a book or DVD about LGBTQ+ history, health, or experience that might appeal to the NUNM community, we welcome your suggestions.