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1 Learning Your Way Around the Northridge Library Ms. Roberts Teacher Librarian

2 Today’s Goals: Learn to find your way around the library Promote our library resources Introduce you to library policies

3 Where can I find things in the library?

4 Front Book Shelf The top shelf promotes new displays—usually, a new theme or subject ~The bottom area shows off our new arrivals or features a particular author or subject. Yes, you can check them out!

5 Biography Section A biography is the story of someone’s life.

6 Biographies B on the spine Organized by the subject’s last name B DAV

7 Magazines We receive magazines for students to check out. Magazines circulate (check out) for one week.

8 Spanish Titles Collection We also have a collection of books in Spanish for students who prefer to read in their Native language or for students who are learning Spanish as a foreign language.

9 Short Story Collection These are books with many short stories or short works of literature. For example, an entire book of scary stories or a whole book of science- fiction stories.

10 Fiction Fiction books are those that are creative, made-up. The fiction books are shelved by author’s last name. Use the OPAC to find a specific book you are looking for.

11 Fiction Spine Labels Fiction books are shelved by the author’s last name.

12 What is OPAC? OPAC is the book catalog or database that holds all the records or information about every book we have in our library. OPAC is available on every computer and through our website. OPAC will let you search by subject, title, or author. The computer closest to the circulation desk is always set for OPAC.

13 What is the circulation desk? The circulation desk is where we check out or circulate books and magazines. The circulation desk is where you pay fines or discuss lost or overdue books with Ms. Roberts.

14 Book Fines Your are charged $.05 each day your book is late. You can check out one more time, if you owe us less than $1.00. If you owe us more than $1.00, you will need to pay before you can check out anything else.

15 Book Return Drop The book return drop is at the circulation desk. You may check out up to four items. Books circulate for three weeks. Magazines circulate for one week.

16 Take advantage of the Go Shelf The Go Shelf is a resource for students who may have unpaid fines or who are unable to check out a book at this time. Take a book, leave a book, return the book

17 Printing in the Library You may pick up any items you print from behind Ms. Roberts at the circulation desk. You can print three pages in black and white for free each day. Each page beyond 3 pages is 10¢. Color prints are always $.50 cents per page. Pay before you print, or we keep the printout.

18 Student Work Center (SWC) I wrote a grant to start the Student Work Center. The SWC provides resources for students who are working on projects for their classes.

19 Student Work Center Supplies Pens & Pencils Dividers Notebooks Construction paper Notebook paper Colored computer paper You may borrow and use in the library: Stapler Scissors Tape 3 Hole Punch

20 When using SWC supplies… Please don’t take more than you need Clean up after yourself Don’t remove tools like the stapler, 3 hole punch, tape, and scissors from the library.

21 Reference Section Reference titles are books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, etc. Reference books are very expensive and used by many students, so we use them here in the library rather than checking them out.

22 Anti-Theft Devices Prevent students from removing books or magazines without checking them out. All materials must be desensitized Avoid crowds at the entry and exit points or we have to stop you and sort out the issues—use a single file line.

23 Non-Fiction Non-fiction books are true or factual books. The non-fiction books are on or near the north wall of the library. Show us what you learned!

24 Non-Fiction Spine Labels

25 Non-Fiction Books Are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal System. They are in numeric (number) order by the spine label on the book. They are grouped by subject. For example, all the sports books are in the 700s all the history books are in the 900s.

26 Now, let’s see what you remember!

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