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Library Orientation Guide: Points of Interest

This guide provides an overview of Bailey Library, its layout, services, and how to use them.

Service Points

Bailey Library has a number of Service Points staffed by library personnel.  Refer to the drop-down menu above or the hyperlinks below for more detailed descriptions of Service Points.  If you are looking to check a book or equipment out, ask a librarian for research help, or just need directions, personnel at any service point are happy to point you in the right direction.   

CirculationCheck out or return books, request holds or renewals, ask for bound journal or government document retrieval, pick up books on hold or interlibrary loans, request course reserves, and get help locating materials in the library catalog.

Interlibrary LoanUse two interlibrary loan services (E-Z Borrow) and (ILLiad) to request materials that Bailey Library does not have access to.  These include books and journal articles.

Laptop RoomBorrow laptop computers,digital still and digital video cameras, tripods, calculators, and more.  

Research Services RoomConsult reference materials, browse current journals and newspapers, print materials, request research assistance from the librarian on duty, and get help locating materials in the library catalog.  

Technology Learning CenterUse book scanners, Apple computers, and more.  Receive peer to peer help with computer software and other technology, use computers loaded with the Adobe Suite and other major-specific software programs, practice presentations using smartboards or the table computer.  

Instructional Materials Center (IMC): The Instructional Materials Center, or IMC, is located on the 2nd floor.  The IMC provides resources and materials to support the education and training of students enrolled in the College of Education.  It is full of children’s books, young adult literature, audiovisual materials, games, K-12 textbooks, and classroom activity kits.  Students of all disciplines can check out IMC materials.  They are organized by the Dewey Decimal System and by kit number.

Other Points of Interest

Writing CenterThe Writing Center provides an environment for students to receive responses to their writing and to gain insight about the writing process as a whole. 

Tutorial CenterThe Tutorial Center is located on the 1st floor of Bailey Library.  Highly qualified students from numerous academic departments are available to offer free individual and group tutoring. The primary goals of tutoring are to develop study skills and to support the classroom experience with explanation of specific course content.

Career Education and DevelopmentCareer Education and Development is located on the 1st floor of the library. Featuring Career Planning and Career Services, Career Education and Development supports students and alumni in their learning and career development through appointments, career management tools, speaking events, networking venues, on-campus employer interviews, and both on and off campus career expos and job fairs.

Math Emporium: The Math Emporium is located on the 2nd floor of the library and is also referred to as the Bailey Math Lab (BML on class schedules) . The Math Emporium is a state-of-the-art classroom, with wall-to-wall whiteboards and imbedded computers.  Some courses from the Math department and the Tutorial Center are taught within.