What All Libraries Have
A primer on the physical library and how you find things in it
Each library is different, of course. But libraries do offer similar services and organize materials in similar ways.
This section will cover what you can expect to find when you step into a library. Library Web pages are often set up to mimic the departments you'll find in a library building, so this information will also help you navigate a virtual library.
A Library Tour
Meet Tim! See the map of the library where he's researching
What is a Library?
The difference between library types public, academic and special
Just Inside the Door
Circulation / Reserves and the Reference Room
The Library of Congress Classification System
How to read call numbers in an academic library
The Dewey Decimal System
How to read call numbers in a public library
Magazines, Journals and Newspapers
Other Forms of Information Storage
Microfiche and microfilm
Interlibrary Loan Office
How libraries share resources
The government sure has a lot to say
Videotapes, CDs, old audio recordings and more...
Rare books and manuscripts
Face-to-face instruction in library services and research
Check out and renew library materials
Exercise: What Your Library Has
Go on a trip to your library learn all about it.