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Holdings and Services in the Kingsborough Library

This libguide is companion to the library lab activity 4 tutorial for library orientation by wc

FIRST FLOOR (1)

Here's what you'll find on the first (ground) floor of the library:

 

Media Center


At the library media center you can borrow DVDs, laptops and other equipment. Check out the media center website for further information!

 

Computer Lab


Students may log in and use the computers on the first floor of the library for a limited amount of time.

 

Student Help Desk


If you have any issues with printing, email, CUNY First, wifi, or any other student account, check in with the friendly folks at the student help desk, located in L106. 

 

Printers and Scanners


Here's where you can scan and print. Students may use the scanners free of charge. Printing is also available through your student account, but you'll have to log in. Check with the student help desk if you have any questions. 

 

STEM Lab


This state-of the art lab contains modules on Alternative Energy, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Graphics & Animation, Environmental Technology, Forensics, Manufacturing Technology, Materials Science, Medical Imaging, Nursing, and Robotics. Check out Kingsborough's STEM website for more information. 

 

Classrooms


Several classrooms, including the theater, are loacted on the first floor of the library. 

SECOND FLOOR (2)

Here's what you'll find on the second (main) floor of the library:

 

Circulation desk


The circulation desk is where you'll go to check out and return books from the library. It's also where you go to activate your Kingsborough ID for use in the library. All textbooks (what we call the "reserve collection") are also located behind the desk. You can borrow a textbook by giving the circulation staff the title of the book. Since so many students share access to these textbooks, we restrict loans of most textbooks to four hours, and you must stay in the library. 

 

Reference desk


Any time the library is open, you can find a reference librarian at the reference desk waiting to assist you. We can help you research a project, use a database, find a book, locate various types of sources, and more! Please stop by and say hello. If you aren't in the library, you may always call us at (718) 368-5632 or email us at reference.desk@kbcc.cuny.edu

 

Library classroom (L218)


If you come to the library for an instruction session with a librarian, this may be the classroom you use! (The other is on the third floor of the library.)

 

Computer terminals


Students doing online research are welcome to use the computers by the reference desk. Librarians are always nearby to assist with your research. These computers are first-come/first-serve but you may not use them for Microsoft Office programs or for printing papers. (Go to the lab downstairs for that.)

 

Photocopiers


Anyone can use our photocopiers (located on the second and third floors), which costs 15 cents a page. Let us know if you are having trouble using it -- we'll do our best to help you out!

 

Center for Academic Writing Success


Students looking for assistance with writing may visit the Center for Academic Writing Success, which offers walk-in tutoring as well as workshops and individual tutors. 

 

Public Safety


The campus security office (Public Safety) is located in L202 near the entrance of the library. This is where you go to get a Kingsborough student ID. The Public Safety office is also the location for the campus Lost and Found.

 

Group study rooms


Group study rooms are available first-come, first-served. Just walk right in! If you need to borrow a dry erase marker or chalk, please ask the reference librarian for assistance.

 

Kingsborough Library Archives


The Kingsborough Library Archives contain materials from the history of Kingsborough as well as the surrounding community. They are located in L214 and are available for viewing by appointment only.

 

Fax machine


Welcome to the 1990s! Yes, the library has a fax machine located in L203 that is free to use. This fax will only send toll-free faxes, so make sure the receiving number is a New York City area code (or 800 number).

THIRD FLOOR (3)

Here's what you'll find on the third (mezzanine) floor of the library:

 

Periodicals desk


Come to the periodicals desk on the third floor to borrow newspapers and recent magazines. 

 

Library classroom L304


If you come to the library for an instruction session with a librarian, this may be the classroom you use! (The other is on the second floor of the library.)

 

Recent periodicals


Find recent issues of most academic journals and some popular magazines in magazine boxes, in alphabetical order. 

 

Bound periodicals


Periodicals older than three years are bound and stored on the shelves in alphabetical order on the third floor. 

 

Student workstations


The computers on the third floor do not require login, unless you need to print. 

FOURTH FLOOR (4)

 

Nothing to see here


The fourth floor of the library is inaccessible to the public! Heating and cooling systems are kept there. They are on such a high level because of our proximity to the ocean and the possibility of flooding. 

FIFTH FLOOR (5)

 

Stacks A-G


The following subject categories are kept on the fifth floor of the library. Click here for more information on Library of Congress classification. 

  • A -- GENERAL WORKS
  • B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
  • C -- AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
  • D -- WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
  • E -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
  • F -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
  • G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION

SIXTH FLOOR (6)

 

Stacks H-M


The following subject categories are kept on the sixth floor of the library. Click here for more information on Library of Congress classification. 

  • H -- SOCIAL SCIENCES
  • J -- POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • K -- LAW
  • L -- EDUCATION
  • M -- MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
  • N -- FINE ARTS

SEVENTH FLOOR (7)

 

Stacks P


The following subject categories are kept on the seventh floor of the library. Click here for more information on Library of Congress classification. 

  • P -- LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

EIGHTH FLOOR (8)

 

Stacks Q-Z


The following subject categories are kept on the eighth floor of the library. Click here for more information on Library of Congress classification. 

  • Q -- SCIENCE
  • R -- MEDICINE
  • S -- AGRICULTURE
  • T -- TECHNOLOGY
  • U -- MILITARY SCIENCE
  • V -- NAVAL SCIENCE
  • Z -- BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)