Students and faculty members may have noticed improved cell phone reception in the Library since returning from winter break. As a response to an Associated Student Government bill requesting better wireless access in classrooms on campus, NU Information Technology (NUIT) has embarked on a long-term project to replace all the old access points on campus, which are reaching the end of support. Taking students' needs into consideration, the Library was selected to be part of phase one of the project.
All floors in the Library on the Evanston campus received attention from NUIT and several upgrades to the building’s wireless access points have been made. During the month of December, a total of 32 outdated access points were replaced with newer models. These new wireless access points have multiple radios and allow wireless connections at a higher speed, meaning faster data rates and wider coverage. This project has been made possible through the combined efforts of NUIT and the Library Technology Division.