The MUFY libraryThe MUFY library is a place for you to use to: Get help finding information for your studies Borrow books for study Meet with friends to study as a group Use the ‘quiet study room’ to study by yourself Borrow books to read for enjoyment Read newspapers and magazines
How can the staff library helpyou?The library staff can: ◦ Find books for your assignments ◦ Show you how to quickly and successfully search the internet for useful sites ◦ Help you locate useful newspaper articles ◦ Find you a book to read for enjoyment ◦ Help you cite sources in an assignment ◦ Help you proof read an assignment ◦ Help you with your note-taking ◦ Lend out books to you ◦ Reserve books for you And answer your questions about Australia or any other topic
Borrowing You can borrow up to 15 items Most items can be borrowed for two weeks Some books can not be borrowed. They have a label on the cover. This means that there are always copies of important books available To borrow a book, you bring it up to the library staff at the library circulation desk. Books are returned to the library staff at the front desk
At the moment, the library doesn’t have many books. We are getting more each day. However, while there are not many books, only borrow what you can use that day and return them as soon as you have finished so they are available for everyone to use.
What happens if you forget toreturn your library book? If you have overdue items from the library, you can not borrow anything else until you have returned the overdue item. If you have lost something that you borrowed from the library, you will have to pay for the item. Ask the library staff how much the item cost.
What do you do if the book youwant is not on the shelves? If it has been borrowed by another person, ask a library staff member to ‘reserve’ it for you. This means that when the book is returned, it will be put aside for you. If the library doesn’t have the book, give the details about the book (author and title) to a library staff member. We will see if it is possible to buy the book.
What are the different collectionsin the library? The MUFY library has books and other items arranged in a number of areas ◦ Non-fiction ◦ Fiction ◦ Biographies ◦ Graphic novels ◦ DVDs and CDs ◦ Magazines
Non-fiction books The non-fiction books are factual books that you will use for your studies. They are arranged using the Dewey Decimal System which means books on the same topic are shelved together. ◦ 000 General books & Encyclopaedias ◦ 100 Psychology & Philosophy ◦ 200 Religion ◦ 300 Social Sciences e.g. Family, Globalization, Economics, Environment ◦ 400 Languages e.g. English language, Dictionaries, ◦ 500 Maths & Science e.g. Biology, Physics, Chemistry, ◦ 600 Technology ◦ 700 Art, Music, Photography, Sport ◦ 800 Literature ◦ 900 Geography & History
Fiction books Fiction books are novels or stories that are not true The fiction books are organized in alphabetical order by the first three letters of the author’s surname.AMS LAR KIN MEY SIL WOO
Biographies Biographies are true stories about people’s lives They are arranged in the same way that the non-fiction is organized using the Dewey Decimal System. Books about people who have done similar things are shelved together.
Graphic novels Graphic novels are manga or stories told using illustrations If they are stories they are arranged alphabetically by author/title If they are factual, they are arranged using the Dewey Decimal System which means graphic novels on the same topic are shelved together
DVDs and CDs The DVDs and CDs are useful for your studies If they are factual, they are arranged using the Dewey Decimal System which means DVDs and CDs on the same topic are shelved together If they are DVDs of stories they are arranged alphabetically by author/title
Newspapers and magazines The library has the Herald- Sun and Age newspapers each day There is also a range of magazines for you to read for study and enjoyment
How do I locate the books and other things I want in the library? You can search for books, DVDs, magazines etc in the online library catalogue. The link to the online library catalogue is http://mcpl.softlinkhosting.com.au/liberty/libraryHome. do. This link is available on each English unit’s Moodle page. If you use a book in the library, put it back in the same location you found it. This means that the next person needing to use it can find it easily. If you are not sure of the correct location, put the item on a trolley.
Visit the MUFY library whenyou next have some sparetime.Have a chat with Amanda, theMUFY teacher-librarian. Shewould like to get to know you.