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_FYE: First Year Experience - Waterbury — Getting to Know the Library

This library guide supports classes at the Waterbury Campus Library. It is an introduction to college research and library resources.

Policies for Fall 2021

Library Services

Navigating the Library: Click each tab to learn about the physical locations

Library policies, such as those noted below, were created to ensure that the library is a welcoming place for everyone. 
 
  • Noise: Be respectful of those studying or working  around you .  Ask for a study room if you need a place to work with others.
  • Cell Phone Use: Kindly take phone calls outside the library and keep your device on silent.
  • Food:  Snacks and covered beverages are not permissible. Please 
  • Hours:  Check the website for updated hours at: https://lib.uconn.edu/about/covid-19/#hours
  • Borrowing: Have your HuskyCard at all times to borrow material and check out rooms. Read your UConn email to receive reminders and important information about your account.  This can help avoid fines and ensure that you know the status of requests..
  • Printing:  You can set up HuskyPrint from your laptop to print at the library/computer lab or use our computers.  Add HuskyBucks online at the One Card Office to pay for printing.

FAQs

How can I borrow books ?
Your Husky One Card is all you need to borrow materials. To search for books, check the catalog on the Library Home Page. Watch this brief tutorial to learn more:  https://learningmodules.lib.uconn.edu/book/story_html5.html

How are books organized in the library?
We use the Library of Congress (LC) system and books are organized by subject. Each book has a label with the "call number" which is a combination of letters and numbers which  ultimately lead you to the location of the book. Library staff are here to help you find things. During the spring 2021, we will be retrieving any books that you need.  Request books at the front desk or directly from the catalog and pick up items when they're available. 

Can I borrow books from the Storrs campus and other UConn  libraries?
Our Interlibrary Services allow you to borrow materials at no cost. Items from other libraries are delivered to Waterbury or another campus you prefer. Typically books arrive within 7-10 business days. To learn more, go to https://guides.lib.uconn.edu/requestuconnbooks

How can I use a  study room?
Have your UConn One Card with you at all times. During the spring 2021 semester, rooms on the first floor only will be  available for two hours, on a first -come,  first- served basis for academic purposes. 

How can I get research help?
Ask for a librarian at the information desk, or contact shelley.goldstein@uconn.edu. For quick questions,  chat with a librarian directly from the Library Homepage.

 

Floor Guide

 

1st

Information DeskFront desk

Large Study TablesTables
 

Large Group Study RoomStudy Room

        

Considerate  Conversations

talk softly

2nd
(closed)

Individual Study Spaces

3 Group Study Rooms - 2 small & 1 largeStudy Room
small and large rooms

Writing Center

writing center

Quiet zone
3rd
(closed)

Individual Study SpacesStudy Carrel

2 Group Study Rooms: Cube and larger room

Study  Room

Conversational Study

conversational study

Silent zone
All Floors

No Meals (covered drinks are ok)

no food

Books

books

Cell phones on vibrateNo Cell Phone Ringers

Wireless via
UCONN - SECURE

 

Uconn Secure

 

The first floor is the busiest part of the library, with the campus community entering and leaving, asking for help from staff, and groups working together. Please keep group work conversations at a low volume.

You'll find:

  • Books: reference (encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.), literature (section P), history (sections D-F), and art (section: N)
  • Information Desk, to get research help; and check out books, keys for study rooms,  laptops, and more
  • computers/printers (10 cents b/w; 35 cents color)
  • newspapers: Republican-American and Chronicle of Higher Education
  • large study room - 123F
  • group tables and counter seating
  • Videoediting Room (by appointment) to create multi-media in your projects
  • scanners (free) and printers 
     

FIRST FLOOR

The second floor is a quieter  floor where students can find more personal study space. There are several  individual study tables and study carrels to work individually.
 
You'll find:
  • Books:history books (D-E)
  • 3 group study rooms - 227 A, 227 B, 227E
  • Individual and small places to study
  • Writing Center

SECOND FLOOR

 
The third floor provides a great birds-eye-view of the library. It is considered the quietest floor. The library building has won architectural recognition and you'll see why. Silent studying floor.
 
You'll find: 
  • Books:  F (History of US), G (Geography), H (Social Sciences), J (Political Sciences), K (Law), L (Education), M (Music), Q (Science), R (Medicine), S ((Agriculture), T (Technology), U (Military Science), V (Naval Science)
  • large study room (enclosed) - 321B
  • "the Cube" group study room (partially enclosed)
  • individual study tables
  • favorite corner spot for individuals or groups to work together
     
THIRD FLOOR