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Interactive Map of the Library

Press the forward arrow to navigate around the building, or click on any area to zoom in and find more information

Ned Potter

on 7 May 2014

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Transcript of Interactive Map of the Library

Welcome to the Library!
The first thing you need to know is that the Library is open 24/7, and that your University card IS your Library card.
This Prezi presentation will take you on a tour of the Library, which includes embedded video. You can keep
pressing the right-arrow on your keyboard or screen to move through the whole tour
, or go straight to what you need - move your mouse to the right of the screen and then use the icons to zoom in and out, clicking on any floor to see more info.

We'll start with the ground floor of the Morrell Library.
Refreshments (including Costa Coffee) served from 8:30 am - 8pm during the week and 11am - 4pm at the weekends.
Whatever you need, ask at the Help Desk. It's staffed during full-service hours - more info on that: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/locations/service/
Returning books is easy - just place them into the machine. Watch this short video for more guidance:
You can take books out via the self-issue machines. Here's how to use them:
The Morrell Library Ground Floor
This area contains a lounge to relax in, the Help Desk, printers, facilities to take books out and return them, and PCs which run YorSearch, the Library search tool (which you can also find at http://yorsearch.york.ac.uk).
If a book is essential for a module and lots of people need it, your lecturer may ask that we put it in Key Texts - this means it's only available for four hours at a time to ensure everyone gets a turn. You can book your 4hr slot via YorSearch.
At various points on
each floor there are
multifunction devices from
York Print Plus which allow you to
print, copy or scan using your Library card. You can put credit on your account online or via kiosks in the Library.
More on how to print:
More on how to copy / scan:
The Compact Stores hold all our print journals. Wherever possible we subscribe to electronic journals online, so you can access them from anywhere with an internet connection, at any time - see our Electronic Resources Guide for thousands of e-journals: http://subjectguides.york.ac.uk/e-resources
For more info on how to use the Compact Store, watch this short video:

Almost all of our books are on the upper floors of the Morrell Library - Social Sciences are on Floor 1, Arts & Humanities are on Floor 2 (with the exception of Music resources, found next door in the Fairhurst Building) and Sciences on Floor 3.
There's more than just books, though.
Individual and Group Study Rooms, bookable online:
If the book you need is showing up as available on YorSearch, but you can't see it on the shelves, check the re-shelving area.
There are over 1200 study spaces throughout the building
A dedicated area for music students, LFA014 contains music-related books, journals, scores, and folios, PCs with Sibelius and other software plus midi keyboards, as well as facilities for listening to CDs and even vinyl.
Need to watch a DVD for a group project? Book the viewing room with a wide-screen.
CDs and DVDs
As well as audiovisual resources, the A/V room also has dual-screen PC and
DVD player
Floor 1 of the Fairhurst is all about flexible group study space.
The study area contains flexible furniture and big screens for group use - watch the video to find out how to use them.
Every department has a dedicated Academic Liaison Librarian to help you find what you need and use the Library effectively. Watch this video on getting help in the Library to hear more about what they do.
Get help with anything IT-related, from Monday to Friday, 9-5.
For useful IT videos, go to http://bit.ly/ITplaylist
Floor 2 of the Fairhurst focuses on catering for every individual style of study
A Thin Client is a type of computer, and there are lots on this floor - watch the video for more info.
There is a dedicated Research Lounge for Postgraduates - ask at the Help Desk for more information if you're a postgrad.
Every seating preference can be found in the Fairhurst.
The Burton Library is particularly good for quiet or silent study.
The whole area is dedicated to silent study
The University's Special Collections and Archives hold materials from the C13th to the present day, and are accessed here. Watch the video for a more in-depth introduction to our collections.
Come to this area for completely silent study - not even laptops are allowed in here, to allow total concentration.
From any PC, off campus or on, you can access online materials for your subject via http://subjectguides.york.ac.uk/
Use this to find books, CDs, DVDs, articles - watch this video for more info:

More info:
There are Silent Zones, Quiet Zones and Studious Buzz Zones in the Library - look for the symbols on the map, and see more info online: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/study/behaviour/
The Library fills up fast during term time - find other study spaces across the University here: http://www.york.ac.uk/library/study/university-study-spaces/
You can also get help online via LibAnswers:
As well as the PCs in the Library, there's wifi everywhere.
More on how to book:
If you would rather watch a video than view this map, here is a virtual tour of the Library
We provide lots of services for Researchers - for more info see:
There are IT rooms all across campus: http://www.york.ac.uk/it-services/it/rooms/locations/
Find out more about what the IT Support Office an offer (which includes arranging computer repairs) via http://www.york.ac.uk/it-services/help/itso/
If you want to develop your IT skills, you can find out more about training materials at: http://www.york.ac.uk/it-services/training/students/
Thanks for watching!
Here are some final pieces of useful info.

What goes where?
A guide to the different zones
What do we have at York?
From there you'll find links to Subject Guides for each department, giving you specialist information and resources to help you study
If you need any more help, just ask...
The Library website is full of useful info
You can also find us on social media
Undergraduates can borrow 20 items at a time; postgraduates 50 items. We operate a Flexible Loans policy where you won't get fined unless someone else requests the book - there's more info here:
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