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RBD Closing

RBD Library will close over intersession and holiday break

As a part of the Libraries’ role in supporting the construction of the instructional spaces in the Mell Classroom Building, RBD Library will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016 and reopen at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 7, 2017. During this period, RBD will be without heat, light and water; the door into the building will be under construction; and some of the noisiest work associated with the construction will be completed.

Library services will be available at the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction (LADC) located in Dudley Commons and all electronic resources will be available during this time.

Frequently Asked Questions about RBD Library during December and January:

You find that the main doors to the library are unlocked after hours.

What is the RBD Library schedule during December and January?

Due to construction RBD Library will close at 6:00 pm on Friday, December 9, 2016 and reopen on Saturday, January 7, 2017.

What access will I have to the Libraries during this time?

During the period RBD is closed all electronic services should be fully available.
The branch library (Library of Architecture, Design and Construction or LADC) located in Dudley Commons will be open the same hours RBD would have been open during this period. Library staff will be available to assist you. If you have questions about LADC, call 334-844-1751.

Please refer to this calendar of LADC and RBD operating hours for December and January.

How do mobility-impaired users access the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction during this period?

Call the staff at the LADC at (334) 844-1751 and they will be happy to assist you.

What access will I have to materials housed in RBD?

Access to RBD library materials must be requested by Friday, December 9.You can request materials you require from the RBD collections be delivered to your office for your use during this period via the Libraries’ Courier Service. Please submit the form found at by Friday, December 9.

To request materials you may require to be moved to LADC, please use the courier form at and indicate that they are to be delivered to LADC in the comments section of that form.

How do I report problems with access to electronic resources?

Submit an email to for any problems that occur between Saturday December 10 and Monday, January 9.

How do I submit requests for books to be put on reserve for the spring semester?

If you would like reserve materials ready for the first class day of spring semester, you should submit requests and a completed form found at to the 1st floor Circulation/Reserve Desk no later than Friday, December 9th. Requests for library materials received online or via e-mail after December 9th will be processed Monday, January 9th. Personal copies of books to be placed on reserve can be brought to LADC between Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 20 for processing by the first day of spring semester classes.

How do I submit and receive Interlibrary Loans?

The last day for submitting an Interlibrary Loan request for a book is Friday, December 2 and the last to day to submit a request for an article or submit an AUBIExpress request will be Tuesday, December 6.

How do I return materials?

Please return your materials to the LADC or to the bookdrop on the third floor of the library parking deck or to the bookdrop in the Student Center. The Libraries will be checking the external book drops and processing returns over the holidays. If you happen to receive an overdue notice for material returned to a book drop please contact the Circulation Department after Monday, January 9, 2017.

How do I submit requests for books to be added to the Libraries’ collections?

The last day the Libraries will be able to order a book will be Thursday, December 1. All requests submitted to your subject specialist or directly to the Libraries after that date will be held until all staff return on Monday, January 9.

How do I schedule library instruction sessions for spring semester?

To schedule library instruction sessions for the spring semester, use the online request form. The form will be monitored while RBD library is closed.

Phone numbers for various questions and help:

Circulation/Courier/Reserves--334-844-1701 or 334- 844-4094
Reference—334-844-1737 or 1-800-446-0387

Helpful links and forms:

Ask-A-Librarian --
Courier --
Reserves --
Interlibrary Loan/AUBIExpress --
Database access help --

The Library of Architecture, Design, & Construction (LADC)

The LADC is one of two branch Libraries at Auburn University and supports the research and teaching needs of the College of Architecture, Design and Construction (CADC). The library is also a resource for professionals in related fields and for the community. At the LADC, you will find available white boards and markers along with different seating options including large and small study tables, carrels, armchairs, couches, and rocking chairs.

Frequently asked questions about the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction (LADC):

How do I contact the LADC?
143 Dudley Commons
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849

(334) 844-1751


How do I get to the LADC?

Walking directions:
Directions from the parking deck at RBD Library to Dudley Commons/LADC: Departing the RBD Library deck, head west on Roosevelt Drive crossing Mell Street on the crosswalk towards Roosevelt Concourse. Continue on Roosevelt Concourse and walk past the Sciences Center Laboratory Building. Then take your first left. The Sciences Center Auditorium Building and Sciences Center Classroom Building will now be on your right. Walk past both buildings. Veer slightly to the right and a diagonal path leads up the hill to Dudley Commons, the brick building adjacent to the Graves Amphitheater.

Driving directions:

From College Street, take W. Samford Avenue towards Donahue Drive. Turn right onto Duncan Drive. Take another right onto Graves Drive. Dudley Commons is the brick building adjacent to the Graves Amphitheater. The address for Dudley Commons is 363 Graves Drive Auburn, AL 36849.

Where do I park to use the LADC?

A-Zone and B-zone parking is located along Duncan Drive and Graves Drive. Parking is available for handicapped individuals on the east side of Dudley Hall off of Samford Avenue. See the Parking Map or AU Parking & Transit Services for more detail.

What equipment and software is available at the LADC?

Microfilm, microfiche, and microcard ScanPro 2000 reader. Users will be able to scan and save images to a file.
Xerox Phaser 7500 Printer Color, Black/White, 8.5 x 11, 11 x 17 sizes
Large-format HP Designjet HD scanner
Wide-format flatbed Epson Expression 10000XL scanners (2)
Nikon Super CoolScan 5000 Slide Scanner
Public Access PC Terminal (1)
Dell Computers (5)
· Adobe Creative Cloud, SketchUp, ESRI ArcGIS, AutoDesk AutoCAD and Revit 2016, Siemens Solid Edge, Windows 7 & Microsoft Office 2010
Mac computers (3)
· Adobe Creative Cloud, SketchUp, Apple iLife Suite, Final Cut Pro X, Microsoft Office for Mac
Coin-operated RICOH photocopier
TV equipped with VCR/DVD player
Paper cutters, hole punches, heavy duty stapler
White boards and markers

What equipment is available to check out from the LADC?

Headphones and Headsets (with microphone)
Wacom Intuos Art Pen & Touch Tablet
16 GB USB flash drive
MacBook Chargers (two styles to accommodate different models of MacBooks)
Multi-card memory card readers
Power Caddy with 4 outlets


October 11, 2016

Media Contact: Jayson Hill, (334) 844-7439, or Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999,

Auburn University’s Draughon Library to close for construction between semesters

AUBURN, ALA.—As construction on the adjacent Mell Classroom Building passes the halfway point, Auburn University will close the Ralph Brown Draughon Library for nearly four weeks while crews work inside the building. The library will be closed immediately after finals conclude on Dec. 10 through Jan. 6, 2017.

Intersession and holiday break library services will be offered at the Library of Architecture, Design and Constructions (LADC) in Dudley Hall.

“By closing during the break, we allow the builders a chance to more quickly move forward with this major project,” said Bonnie MacEwan, Dean of Auburn University Libraries. “Managing the project this way cuts down on the number of users impacted by noise, plus it will help ensure that the classrooms are available for fall 2017 classes.”

Auburn University Libraries will continue most operations during this period, including all online services.

“Anyone looking for a comfortable place or in-person services will find them in the LADC branch, MacEwan said.

For library users planning to conduct research during the time between semesters, AU Libraries, upon request, will move materials out of the RBD Library temporarily to the LADC for use there. For a full list of deadlines for material requests and information on the full range of services and equipment at the LADC, visit:

Last updated: 11/08/2018