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Maps

Maps of the six floors in the University Library.

 

Lower Level

Map of the Lower Level of the University Library

  • Audiobooks: Books on CD and Playaways are located on the Lower Level.
  • Current Newspapers: Print newspapers are located on the Lower Level. Newspapers are organized by title.
  • Current Periodicals: Latest issues of journals, and magazines that are not available online. Journals and magazines are shelved by call number.
  • Disabled Students Study Room: Room 013.
  • Map Collections: General maps as well as topographic, road, subject-oriented, and geologic maps can be found in the Map Collections area. Many maps are not listed in OneSearch, but all are available for checking out.
  • Microforms: Microfilm, microfiche, and microcards are all called microforms.
  • Microform Reader/Printers: You can read, save (bring a flashdrive) and/or print ($0.10/page) copies of microforms.
  • George Deukmejian University Archives and Storage: Storage is not open to the public. Less frequently used library materials are kept here and listed in the catalog with the location STORAGE. If you need materials that are housed in Storage, please inquire at the Circulation Desk on the First Floor.

1st Floor

First floor map of the university library

  • Sign-Up Express: Computer stations that you can sign in for 15 minutes.
  • Critics' Choice: Popular fiction and non-fiction available for check out.
  • Circulation Desk: Check out books here. Get help with your Library Password. It is also the Library's Lost and Found. Come here to pick up materials that you requested through BeachReach, LINK+, and ORCA requests.
  • Librarians at the Research and Information Desk: This is a great place to start your research. Librarians will assist you in determining research strategies for your project or paper and will assist you in selecting and using the Library resources.
  • Reference Collection: This collection of printed resources includes such things as encyclopedias, indexes, dictionaries, and almanacs. Reference books can be used in the library but cannot be checked out.
  • Spidell Technology Center: Computers in this area provide access to all electronic resources such as OneSearch, research databases, eBooks and online journals. Also productivity software, such as Microsoft Office. There is a printing fee of 10 cents per page from these computers.
  • Spidell 1 Classroom (Room 116): This is a library classroom with 25 workstations used by librarians to teach for various classes taught on campus. The room was a gift of Robert and Janet Spidell.
  • There are bathrooms located on every floor of the library.

2nd Floor

Second floor map of the university library

The 2nd Floor Reading Room is a Quiet Study Area

  • Mystery Collection: The Mystery Collection is housed in the 2nd Floor Reading Room. This collection of paperback mysteries is arranged by the author's last name.
  • Book Stacks: Items with call numbers A - GV are kept here including books on Philosophy, History, and Geography.
  • Spidell 2 Classroom (Room 201): This is a library classroom with 25 workstations used by librarians to teach various classes. The room was a gift of Robert and Janet Spidell.
  • Children's Collection (Room 200 and 204) is a family friendly group study area. Our collection of books, videos and audiobooks for children and young adults is organized by Fiction, Picture Books, YA and Poetry. Non-fiction is organized by subject.
  • CAL Docs and Federal Documents are government publications housed along the back walls.
  • Index and Abstract Shelving houses our print indexes.
  • Room 214 houses the articulation office.
  • There are accessible bathrooms located on every floor of the library.

3rd Floor

Third Floor map of the university library

The 3rd Floor Reading Room is a group study area.

  • Gerald Kline Instructional Room 305: Librarians teach instruction sessions for classes here.
  • The Masback Science Fiction is housed in the 3rd Floor Reading Room. This collection of paperbacks is arranged by the author's last name.
  • Book Stacks: Items with call numbers H - PQ are kept here. These represent many of the books on Law, Education, and Art.
  • Special Collections & University Archives: This collection contains the University archives and other rare and valuable collections. During the Fall and Spring semesters this area is open Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., or by appointment. Hours may vary during Winter and Summer sessions.
  • The Faculty Center for Professional Development is located next to the stairs.
  • There are accessible bathrooms located on every floor of the library.

4th Floor

Fourth floor map of the university library

  • 4th Floor Reading Room is a quiet study area.
  • Student Excellence Instructional Room 409. Librarians teach instruction classes in this room.
  • Book Stacks: Items with call numbers PR - Z are kept here. Includes Literature, Science and Technology, Medicine, Military Science, and Information Science.
  • Library Administration offices are on the 4th floor.
  • There are accessible bathrooms located on every floor of the library.

5th Floor

Fifth floor map of the University Library

5th Floor Reading Room is the Arnold T. Schwab Graduate Center group study area reopened in 2016 with new furniture and power outlets at every seat.

  • Group Study Carrels allow students to work together and display their personal devices on a group screen
  • Mediascapes allow multiple devices to be projected onto a screen.
  • The Thesis Office (Room 501) reviews master candidate theses and project reports for compliance with university style and formatting requirements.
  • University Honors is located in room 507.
  • The Graduate Studies Resource Center is located in room 504.
  • The Beach Learning Community Center is located in room 502.
  • There are bathrooms located on every floor of the library.