The Libraries are exploring options to expand space for special collections on Olin Library Level B (where paper biology books and journals are kept). Planning is in the early stages. As a first step, oversized books and A and Z call numbers have been moved from Olin Level B to West Campus. You will be able to REQUEST those items through the catalog for delivery when you need them. (More info at Collection Projects.)
Call numbers (Q-QR, R, S, T, etc.) will be using fewer shelves on Level B in future; this is possible in part because of purchased online journal backfiles which will allow us to keep fewer paper volumes with minimal inconvenience. I expect to be reviewing lists of very-low-use, readily-available titles throughout the coming semester; for more about that work see Collection Management Guidelines and Procedures, December 2013. I'm told that lists of books being withdrawn will be posted on libguides.wustl.edu/collections for a short time in case any faculty want to claim them before they are sent to book vendors or to disposal. The first list will be posted Feb. 24 for 1 week. Please keep Ruth Lewis informed about any questions or concerns. Thank you.