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WILLIAM F. WHITE, JR. LIBRARY

FIRST FLOOR

1st Floor Plan

Access Services Area: All library materials and equipment are checked out here. Faculty reserves, interlibrary loans, room and equipment scheduling are also arranged here.

Audiovisual (AV) Viewing Room: A variety of audiovisual equipment is available for viewing AV resources. Check in with the Access Services Desk before using equipment. Typewriters are also available for use in this area.

Entrance and Exit: Exits are equipped with an electronic system to detect materials not properly checked out. If the voice-alarm sounds, please return to the Access Services desk for assistance.

Legal Assisting Room: This room is used as a lab by the legal assisting program. When no class is in session, this medium sized collection of current law books, especially emphasizing Texas law, is available to everyone.

Outside Book Drop: Book drops are located in front of the building and in the parking area behind the library. Please return books here when the Library is closed.

Public telephones are available in the foyer.

Student Technology Centers: Computer workstations equipped with a variety of word processing, graphic, spreadsheet, and instructional software, and Internet access are available for use. These workstations are reserved for Del Mar students and University of Incarnate Word students with current validated ID's.

Technology Instruction Center: This computer classroom may be scheduled by faculty to provide supplemental training on computers. Reservations are made through Access Services at 698-1309, or 698-1310.

 

SECOND FLOOR

2nd Floor

DMCNet: The Library’s fully automated catalog provides access to all book and audiovisual materials found in both DMC Libraries.

Library Instruction Room: Teacher-scheduled instruction sessions on library use and research techniques are conducted here. To arrange for a session, contact the Reference Department, 698-1311.

Locked Cases: These cases contain fragile books and special collections, including the Burt Escamilla Pennington collection of authors autographed books, which may be consulted in the Reference area only. Ask at the Reference Desk for access to these cases.

Periodical Stacks: Back issues of periodicals are shelved alphabetically by title.

Popular Magazines: The latest issues of 120 of the library’s most popular magazines are kept here for easy access and leisure reading.

Reference Room: A variety of resources and services are available in the reference room.

  • Reference Desk: Reference staff are available to assist students with research.
  • Automated Databases: A variety of computer-based reference resources are accessible from these databases.
  • Microfilm Reader-Printers: Selected periodicals and the CALLER-TIMES back to 1954 are on microfilm. Film may be viewed and copies made for 10 cents per exposure. Reference staff are available for help in using reader-printers.
  • Newspaper Area: Current issues of newspapers and large-format periodicals are here.
  • Photocopy machines
  • Reference Book Stacks: Books noted as “Ref” in the automated catalog, indexes and other resources are shelved by LC call number.
  • Specialized Bibliographies: Those titles most frequently used in research assignments at Del Mar are kept here.
  • Vertical Files: Newspaper clippings on topics of local interest are arranged by subject.

Reference Technology Center: A center for demonstrating the use of the Internet, reference databases, and DMCNet. Training sessions are scheduled with the Reference Department, 698-1311.

Study Rooms: Small group study rooms are for two or more students at a time. Please note that these rooms muffle normal voice levels, but are not soundproof. These rooms are subject to reservations by teachers for class visits to the library. Request chalk/ markers for study boards at the Access Services desk or the reference desk, whichever is most convenient. Internet access is available with the use of notebook computers.

 

THIRD FLOOR

3rd Floor

Circulating Book Stacks: The third floor contains the majority of the book collection which is arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System. A brief outline of the Library of Congress Classification System is available at the end of this document.

Computer Terminals: Computer terminals with access to the Internet are placed throughout the floor. These terminals are available to everyone using the library.

Displays: A variety of displays are located on this floor. The Billie Trimble Chandler collection of paintings by Shoji Ohzawa illustrating the life and times of Abraham Lincoln is displayed on the outside walls. Aviation and history displays located on this floor include the Alfred G. Trube model airplane collection, various military memorabilia and remnants of the Berlin Wall donated by Michael Schulze, a former DMC student. From time to time, there will also be special temporary displays commemorating events of historical significance.

Drafting Tables: Drafting tables for student use are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Study rooms: Small group study rooms are for two or more students at a time. Please note that these rooms muffle normal voice levels, but are not soundproof. Request chalk/markers for study boards at the Access Services Desk or at the reference desk, whichever is more convenient. Internet access is available with notebook computers.

 

FOURTH FLOOR

4th Floor

Computer Training Center: The center provides a classroom environment with computers available for staff training and updates.

Distance Learning Classroom: This classroom is equipped with distance learning capabilities.

Distance Learning Department: This department oversees all forms of distance learning, including online and Virtual College of Texas.  Information about distance learning course orientations is available:  call 698 –1312 for information.

Grant Office: Administrative staff who assist college personnel in grant awards and administration are housed here.

Meeting Room:
There is also a meeting room used for classes, media showings, orientations, etc. This room is scheduled through Access Services, 698-1309 or 698-1310.

Teaching and Learning Center: A development center offering computer training and professional seminars for Del Mar faculty and staff

 

FIFTH FLOOR

5th Floor

Administrative Offices: Library director, office assistant, and storage areas.

Automation Services Office: Library staff and library systems are housed here.

Computer Terminals: Computer terminals with access to the Internet are placed throughout the floor. These terminals are available to everyone using the library.

Conference Room: Small conference room seating 8-10 persons which can be scheduled through Access Services, 698-1309 or 698-1310.

Corpus Christi Room: This room, displaying numerous posters of the Corpus Christi area, is a general study area

Meeting/Computer rooms: These rooms are used for specific classes at this time. When not being used by the assigned classes they can be scheduled through Access Services, 698-1309 or 698-1310.

Records Management Area: An administrative area for storage of college records.

Sculpture Gallery: This is a collection of the Library Purchase Awards from the National Drawing and Small Sculpture Competition sponsored annually by Del Mar College.

Study rooms: Small group study rooms are for two or more students at a time. Please note that these rooms muffle normal voice levels, but are not soundproof. Request chalk/markers for study boards at the Access Services desk, the reference desk or the Library office, whichever is most convenient. The two large conference-style study rooms (511 A&B) are limited to groups of six or more.

Technical Services Offices: Library resources are purchased and processed in this area.

Video Viewing Room: A room designed for maximum effectiveness for video viewing, complete with large screen and stereo sound. It may be scheduled for classroom viewing by calling Access Services, 698-1309 or 698-1310. The Library’s Friday afternoon film series which supports the college’s curriculum is shown here.

 

BARTH LEARNING RESOURCES CENTER - WEST CAMPUS

Barth floor plan

AV Viewing Area: A variety of audiovisual equipment is available for viewing AV resources.  Check in with the Circulation Desk before using the equipment.

Circulating Book Shelves: The book collection is shelved according to the Library of Congress classification system. These books may be checked out by library users.

Circulation Desk : All library materials, equipment, and Student Technology Center computers are checked out here.  Audiovisual materials, stored in the office area behind the desk, may be requested here.

Classroom 102 : Primarily intended for library instruction, this computer-equipped room can also be scheduled by instructors for group meetings, video viewing, etc.

College I.D.'s : Student I.D.’s and badges for college employees are made at the Circulation Desk.  I.D.’s can be made up until 30 minutes before closing.  Receipts and picture I.D. will be required.

DMCNet:The library’s fully automated catalog provides access to all book and audiovisual materials found in both DMC Libraries.

Locked Case : The books kept in these locked cases constitute the L.E. Harville Architecture collection, many of which are rare and/or unusual.

Magazine/Periodical Back Issues : Print copies of serial titles owned by the library are shelved, in alphabetical order, in this area.  Current issues of many popular serial titles are kept on the counter height shelving in the Lounge Area.  

Reference Desk : A reference librarian is available to assist library users with their research, both print and computer-based.  This desk has computers for students to do basic searching, and the reference book collection is located on counter height shelving adjacent to the desk.

Student Technology Center (STC):Computer workstations equipped with a variety of word processing, graphic, spreadsheet, and instructional software, and the Internet are available here.  These workstations are reserved for Del Mar and University of the Incarnate Word students with current validated ID’s.

Study Areas: These areas are for general quiet study.  Computers located in these areas may be used by anyone in the library.

Study Rooms: Small group study rooms are for two or more students at a time.  Please note that these rooms muffle normal voice levels, but are not soundproof.  These rooms may also be used for group video viewing and are internet


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