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Transcript of Library Orientation
to the Library
Lewis Has a Library?!
Welcome to the Francis lewis Library!
now that we know the rules,
when can we use the library?!
Using The Computers
we are here to help you.
Whether it's a question
or a book,
feel free to ask us anything!
Here's what you should know...
Traditionally, the library has always been used for research...
You can retrieve information in two ways:
Let's not forget that libraries can be used for fun, too!
what exactly is the library used for?
it still is!
Check the calendar outside of the library
to learn about future closings
(for classes, special events, or meetings).
We will also post the period closings on the door.
, like books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, etc.
Through the school's databases
Still can't find what you're looking for?
Ask a librarian.
We will do our best
Check the OPAC, or, the Online Public Access Catalog
Go to: Francislewishs.org
Hover over "departments"
and click on "library."
You will see the Library's OPAC.
tab at the top of the page
Type in a title, author,
or keyword in the search bar.
if we have the title, it will appear on the page.
We also have eBooks
Scroll to the eBooks area on the homepage and select the Follett eBooks tab.
Log in from any computer or tablet with internet access
With your ID, books may be borrowed for three weeks and study guides for one (exceptions apply).
Magazines, textbooks, and reference books
(dictionaries, foreign language, etc.)
can only be used within the library.
Sign out a pass to the bathroom
at the front desk.
The pass is
for the bathroom only
- not for the cafeteria, not for vending machines, not for guidance visits, and not for walking around - please be quick and courteous to others who are waiting for it.
Our books are arranged by call numbers
Biography, Graphic Novels, and&Manga
In the back of the library
Nonfiction books are grouped by numbers and the first 3 letters of the author's last name
Fiction books are arranged by the first three letters of the author's last name, alphabetically
Books translated into different languages or books originally written in other languages.
College Readiness and Testing
For use in library only
Remember: the computers DO NOT print directly. You need to attach your document in an email and send to the library's email address:
Can be found on the black cart behind the front desk.