The Webinar “The Future of Libraries: Transformations and Possible Scenarios” was recently held
The Library of the University Center of the Coast, of the University of Guadalajara, has 78 thousand volumes and 35 thousand book titles, classified by the universal system and that satisfy the needs of the academic programs in the 19 careers that are currently offered.
Elvira Gisela Carrillo Arriaga, Head of the Library Unit of the University Center of the Coast, assured that there is a collection by areas of knowledge, to which the university community and the general public have access.
“Our library is open to the public and graduates can also visit us. Due to the pandemic, CUC students are loaned books for two weeks. We are more flexible in delivery times because the classes are from home, ”he said. Attention is Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm.
Pending, the opening of the “Central Library”
Dr. Francisco Gómez Chávez, Coordinator of Academic Services of the CUCosta, of the University of Guadalajara, recently participated in the Webinar “The Future of Libraries: Transformations and Possible Scenarios”, where he recognized that the opening of the “Central Library of CUCosta”, which has 5 thousand square meters; project that is still pending, and that can help to increase the training library services in this center; increase activities to extend culture to the community.
She said that the current library is beginning to be insufficient to meet the demand of users, that is, students, teachers, administrators, managers; a university community of 7 thousand people.
In the current facilities it is no longer possible to accumulate more physical library resources, due to space needs, diversity, and all these amenities and comforts that libraries must have today.
Health care to avoid contagion
• Due to the pandemic, access is restricted to 5 people. It is possible to request books and they are delivered as soon as possible, in order to comply with the health prevention protocols.
• To avoid infections by COVID-19, when the books are returned, they are quarantined for 10 days. The capacity in the library is five people maximum.
• The greatest demand during the pandemic are literature books; they are followed by science fiction, comics. And it has been evident, the interest of the novel and personal improvement.