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“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” — Stephen King

The Contemporary Literature collection has moved to the Hicks Undergraduate Library from the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library. The collection includes titles from many popular and contemporary authors, including Dan Brown, Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult, and J. D. Robb.

Contemporary Literature Collection in the Hicks Undergraduate Library

Purdue University Libraries’ Contemporary Literature Collection is now housed in the Hicks Undergraduate Library.

The Hicks Library has recently undergone other improvements, according to Operations Manager RaeLynn Boes.

“The service desk has been relocated closer to the main entrance to improve service, visibility, and access,” Boes explained. “The west side of the desk is the service point staffed by Hicks Library staff members and student workers. The east side of this service point is staffed by ITaP Teaching and Learning (TLT) lab assistants. We hope to have signage soon directing patrons appropriately,” she added.

Hicks Undergraduate Library Service Desk

Hicks Undergraduate Library staff members and student workers staff the west side (left in photo) of the service desk in the Hicks Library, while ITaP lab assistants staff the service desk to the east (right).

Other improvements within Hicks Library include:

  • the addition of a wide format (poster) printer serviced by ITaP;
  • a large touchscreen monitor for students to view the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) Topos store maps; and
  • the addition of the Maps collection (formerly located in the now-closed Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences or EAPS Library), which is located at the west end of the ground floor.

Purdue University Libraries’ Maps Collection is now located in Hicks Undergraduate Library.