Atrium: Stand here and look around to orient yourself to the building. It is divided into wings (North, South, East and West) and cores (on most floors, Cores 1-4, but on the 1st floor Core 2 is in the staff area and is not visible to the public). The tapestry of Mr. Young at Overbrook Farm is in the East Wing, near Core 3.
General layout of floors and service centers: The Hub, Student Computing Services Lab, and Audio Visual Services (basement); Circulation (1st floor); Reference & Periodicals Desks (2nd floor); periodicals (3rd floors); books ( 4th and 5th floors); government documents (5th floor); Writing Center (5th floor).
Ovid’s Café and Starbuck’s: Ovid’s and Starbuck’s can only be reached from the outside of the library. Go out the University Drive exit of the building and turn to the left. The entrance is on the East side of the library.
Use your WildCard ID to check out library materials.
Ask for Reserve items. (These are required class materials placed on hold by instructors for students enrolled in their classes. Fines for returning these items late are much higher than regular materials.)
Check out group study rooms. (BCTC IDs are also accepted.)
Acquire handouts with details on services and policies at the desk.
Photocopiers: Copiers in Core 3 on the 1st floor accept coins (15 cents per page) and Wildcards (12 cents per page). All other photocopiers and ALL printers require the WildCard or Dart (CSVT) cards.
Printing: Printing costs 12 cents per page. You can add money to your WildCard (but not to DART cards) online through your Plus Account. Effective July 1, 2008, there will be a $5 transaction fee on each deposit made using Visa or MasterCard. You can also add money to your WildCard by using the DART (CSVT) machines located in Core 3 basement, first, and second floors. Dart (CSVT) machines do not accept coins. Change machine located in basement, core 2 (vending machine area). Copying elsewhere in building - use WildCard or DART (CSVT) cards.
REFERENCE DESK and READY REFERENCE (North Wing) Service desk for HELP!
PERIODICALS (East Wing) Ask at desk for:
East, west and south wings: Periodicals (bound) are shelved on this floor, by LC call number.
North wing: Unbound periodicals, in Library of Congress (LC) call number order. Most recent issues.
On these top 3 floors are also:
Books are shelved on this floor by LC call number.
Books are shelved on this floor, including government publications and dissertations and theses.
* Graduate Students and Faculty: Circulation: Grads - 90 days, 75 items; Faculty - 90 days, 100 items; special borrowers - 28 days, 10 items.
Interlibrary Loan office is in core 1, 1st floor; pick up materials at Circulation Desk. Copying: departmental DART (copy) cards may be used.
Bound Periodicals: Faculty and students may check out.