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Auto Room: New Hours and Auto Resources on the Main Floors

posted by studentasst | October 29, 2013 | | Miller Library

This entry is just a quick update to the auto room. We’re working on getting things like brochures and books better organized so they’re easier to look through. We’ve also added more hours! Through a generous donation of funds, Wes and I will be working more hours in the auto room to better help you students! The updated hours are listed below:

Joel Stocksdale
Sunday: 6:00-8:00pm
Monday: 12:30-1:30pm, 5:00-7:00pm
Wednesday: 12:30-1:30pm, 5:00-6:00pm
Friday: 8:30-10:30am, 12:30-1:30pm, 3:00-5:00pm

Wes Anderson
Sunday: 6:00-8:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am-12:00pm, 3:00-5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am-12:00pm, 3:00-5:30pm
Friday: 3:00-5:00pm

I also wanted to mention that not all of our automotive materials are in the auto room. The contents of the auto room are primarily magazines, brochures, late-model press kits, service manuals, and some books. However, many of the books on cars, the car industry, and many related topics are available any time the library is open. They are located upstairs on the left side as you ascend the stairs. Things have moved around, so if you’ve seen auto books up there in the past, they may be in a slightly different spot than you remember. Auto books are in the 629 serial number range. These number ranges are listed on the ends of the bookshelves. So in case you’re a little lost, just start looking for the 629 numbers. These books carry a wide range of automotive topics, and if you need information on cars and neither Wes nor I are available, don’t give up, try the books upstairs. And if all else fails, we’ll be around throughout the week, just check the schedule in the window of the auto room door.

And here’s the answer to the last trivia question:

D. 1972 AMC Gremlin. UCLA built a very unusual hydrogen-powered car. The Gremlin in and of itself is unusual, but the powertrain made it stranger. They installed a Ford 351 V8 and converted it to burn hydrogen instead of gasoline.

And here’s the next trivia question:

Which pick-up truck was offered as a convertible from the factory?
a. 1991 Toyota Pick-up
b. 1989 Dodge Dakota
c. 1979 Ford F-150
d. 1980 GMC Sierra

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