University of Southern Indiana
  • Main floor reading area
    subheading titleBrowsing Periodicals and Serials Reading Area

  • Checkout and Reserves
    subheading titleCheckout and Reserves

  • Reference area
    subheading titleReference Services

  • Children's materials and browsing area
    subheading titleChildren's Materials, Browsing Books and Media Hubs

  • Labs A and B
    subheading titleInstruction Labs A and B

Virtual Tour - 1st Floor

Checkout, Reference, Instruction Labs, Popular Materials, Children's Materials and Browsing Periodicals.

This floor has two of the library's major staffed services, Checkout and Reference. You'll also find great reference books, plenty of computers, comfortable seating, magazines, leisure paperbacks, and large DVD and CD collections.

1st Floor Highlights
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Checkout And Reference Areas

CHECKOUT and RESERVES 

At the Checkout counter you can check out and return books, DVDs/CDs, print reserve items, laptops and MacBooks, android tablets, headphones, and dry erase markers for use in group study rooms.

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REFERENCE 

Whether you have a quick question or need assistance with a research project, the reference librarians are available during most library hours. They're happy to help one-on-one at the Reference Desk or in an individual consultation, and by phone, email, or chat!

Adjacent to the service desk is a large collection of invaluable reference dictionaries, handbooks, and subject encyclopedias – perfect for starting research.

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PERIODICALS READING ROOM and SERIALS 

Students are attracted to the Browsing Periodicals area for its natural light, study tables, and comfortable seating. Many current and recent past issues of magazines and newspapers are displayed around the room. 

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INSTRUCTION LABS A and B 

These labs are ideal for individual or group work; each lab has its own scanner and networked printer. Librarian-led instruction is held in Lab A.

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COPYING and SELF-CHECKOUT AREA 

For your convenience, there are b/w and color copiers (one even scans to email!), a self-checkout station, and a machine to put money on your Eagle Access card (required for printing and copying).

Browse through the collections of DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, popular paperbacks, Children's books and Curriculum Materials. 2 Media Hubs and 2 microform scanners are also in this area.

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GROUP STUDY AREA (MEDIA HUBS) 

Connection Commons located in the Northeast corner of the library on the 1st floor, has two media stations where a group of two, three, or four students can collaborate on a class project together by connecting to the media hubs and sharing information across different devices.

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PRINTING 

There are b/w printers available on every floor and in the Labs.

The library's only color printer, is located adjacent to the sixteen PCs in front of Checkout and next to a b/w printer.







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