Second Floor Tour

Books with Call Numbers A-M
Bound Periodicals
Children's Literature & Curriculum Collections
Copy Machines
Current Periodicals
Helen Everett Reading Room
Media Resources Area
Microfilm Micrographics Area
Newspaper Reading Area
Periodicals & Media Assistance Window
Quiet Study Areas

Books with Call Numbers A-M Books with Call Numbers A-M
Signs hanging from the ceiling and on the ends of the shelves will guide you to the call number you need. If you can't find a call number, ask at the Reference Desk.

Bound Periodicals Bound Periodicals
"Periodicals" are magazines, journals or newspapers. We shelve print periodicals on the 2nd floor north. As issues accumulate, we bind them together. They are arranged by call number, just as the books are, but with Per before the call number itself.

Children's Literature and Curriculum Collections Children's Literature & Curriculum Collections
The Children's Literature Collection is a selective collection of mostly award-winning books for children and adolescents. The Curriculum Collection is a representative collection of textbooks for grades K-12. Both collections are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification, which is used in most school libraries, and are listed in our catalog.

Copy Machines Copy Machines
There are self-service copy machines near the 1st and 2nd floor stairs. There is a color copier in the HSU Bookstore.

Current Periodicals Current Periodicals
Current issues of over 100 periodicals are here for general interest reading. Unlike the Periodical stacks, which are arranged by call number, these issues are arranged by title.

Elevator Elevator
The elevator is opposite the main stairs on all three floors of the Library.

Bowl Fishbowl
This room, L209, is used for Library instruction and meetings. When it is not needed for these uses, it is open for group or individual study.

Helen Everett Reading Room Helen Everett Reading Room
This large area of the 2nd floor is a good place to study. There are some beautiful views on the north side.

Media Resources Media Resources
This area has shelves for our video, DVD and CD collections and equipment for viewing and listening. Use our catalog to get the call numbers for the audio or video media you want. The staff at the Periodicals and Media Assistance Window will answer questions and help you with using the equipment.

Microfilm Micrographics Area Microfilm Micrographics Area
Micrographics can be microfilm (on reels), microfiche (on cards - fiche is a French word for card), or microcards. Micrographic readers are in this area. Self-service printers for microfilm or fiche are available and new machines will allow you to digitize micrographics for printing, emailing, or saving to a zip disk. The staff at the Periodicals and Media Assistance Window will help you with using or copying micrographics.

Newspapers Newspaper Reading Area
Recent issues of newspapers are available in this area. Older issues may be in micrographic or electronic format. Staff at the Periodicals and Media Assistance Window can answer questions or help you find the needed issues.

Periodicals & Media Assistance Window Periodicals & Media Assistance Window
This window is open during business hours (Monday-Friday 8-5) to help you with periodicals, micrographics, or media. The staff will answer questions and help with equipment. When the window is not open, assistance may be available at the Reference desk on the 1st floor.

Quiet Study Areas Quiet Study Areas
Quiet study areas are located along the south and east walls of the 2nd and 3rd floors. If people are disturbing your study, go to the Reference desk, Circulation desk, or Periodicals and Media Assistance Window for help.

Restrooms Restrooms
The second floor restrooms are on the east side of the main stairwell, near the copy machines.

There are several sets of stairs located in the central area of the building and in the corners. On this floor you can find the change and copicard dispensing machines and peruse the "Earth Matters" bulletin board maintained by one of our retired librarians.

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Last Updated: July 20, 2011
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