2nd Floor Map
See below to find out more about the services and resources available throughout the UTPA Library.Click on the area you are interested in to find out more about the services and resources available throughout the UTPA Library.
FOOD IS NOT PERMITTED IN THE LIBRARY. DRINKS ARE ALLOWED IN THE LIBRARY PROVIDED THEY ARE KEPT IN A CONTAINER THAT CAN BE SEALED WITH A TIGHT FITTING LID. FOR MORE INFORMATION REVIEW THE FOOD AND DRINK POLICY.
Older magazines and journals not on microform are bound together within a hard cover and are shelved in call number order.
Copyright Advisory Center
The Copyright Advisory Center is available to provide assistance to faculty, students and staff with any questions related to copyright and use of copyrighted material. For questions please visit the Copyright Advisory Center website.
A Kurzweil machine for the visually challenged, and a TDD system (access via telephone) for the hearing challenged are available on the 3rd floor. Inquire at the Service Desk on the 3rd floor for arrangements to use this equipment. Designated restrooms have been enlarged to accommodate wheelchairs. Specific tables and desks in the Reference Room and in the library classrooms are also designated for patrons in wheelchairs. The Reference Room on the 2nd floor of the library has JAWS screen reading software and scanner, large monitors, Sorenson VRS (Video Relay Service) and a ball mouse for use.
Books are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification System. This is an alphanumeric classification, which means that it begins with a letter of the alphabet and continues with a number. Example of a call number:
HV [major topic]
1994 [publication date]
Books on the second floor have call numbers A (general works) through HC. Books with call numbers HD - PR are on the third floor. Books with call numbers PS - Z (library science) are on the fourth floor.
Group Study Rooms
Group study rooms are found along the south side of the second floor, and are available to students of 3 or more on a first-come basis. The room can be used by an individual as long as there is not a request for group studies. Library staff can ask individual to leave the room when there is a group study request. For more information on Group Study Rooms click here.
This collection consists of a sampling of books for pre-school through high school, and are located on the second floor west. All, except books labeled JuvR (Juvenile Reference), may be checked out. Juvenile books in Spanish are labeled JuvS.
The library director's office is located on the south side of the second floor near the Reference Room. Adjacent to it is the Ralph Schilling room, a meeting room with a small kitchen attached, which is available for campus meetings.
PRINT JOURNALS ARE IN CALL NUMBER ORDER. PLEASE DO NOT RESHELVE.
Reference books are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification System within the General Book Collection. Reference books are for use only in the reference room and may not be checked out or removed from the library.
As you enter the second floor from the elevators you will immediately see the Reference Desk. Librarians and other library staff are available at all times to help you with your research. The Reference area includes 80 PCs with Internet access, the library catalog, web databases and other research tools. Printing is available. If you are not sure where to start, or need help using the catalog or a database, ask at the desk for assistance.