Penrose Library, like the rest of campus, is preparing for the Presidential Debate next Wednesday, October 3. To maintain the greatest possible access for library users, we plan to remain open Tuesday October 2nd until midnight and to reopen at 8:00am on Thursday October 4th. These hours are subject to change, so please refer to our website (library.du.edu) and hours page for the latest information. More information about campus closures and transportation issues can be found on the DU Debate page.
To celebrate this momentous occasion for our campus, Penrose Library has created two displays. The first is a book and DVD display in Penrose@Driscoll titled U.S. Elections 2012: The American Political Environment. Read more about these materials on our blog and our display web page. All materials on display can be checked out.
The second is a display of materials from the library’s Special Collections that centers around visits by former U.S. Presidents to the DU Campus. The debate October 3rd marks the fourth time a sitting president has visited the University of Denver campus. Eight presidents in all have visited DU at some point – either before, during, or after their presidency. These were Taft, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama. The display of materials about these visits is in the Ritchie Center Concourse and will be up through early January.
Finally, we are posting Presidential trivia to our Facebook page. Check it out today!