Library of Congress Classification Are you curious how it works? Here is a breakdown.A = General Works M = MusicB = Philosophy and Religion N = Fine ArtsC = Auxiliary Sciences of P = Language and LiteratureHistory Q = ScienceD = World History R = MedicineE and F = American History S = AgricultureG = Geography, T = TechnologyAnthropology, Recreation U = Military ScienceH = Social Science V = Naval ScienceI = Political Science Z = Bibliography, Library ScienceK = LawL = Education
The UCLA Libraries*College (Undergraduate) Library -- (Powell Library Building. ) *check out up to 5 items hereResearch Library (Charles E. Young ) (YRL)Arts LibraryBiomedical LibraryEast Asian Library -- (In YRL)Management LibraryMusic LibraryScience and Engineering Library Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Collection (EMS) -- Boelter Hall SEL / Geology-Geophysics Collection -- Geology Building*NO ACCESS* (SRLF) Southern Regional Library Facility Law Library
What you CANNOT Access The SRLF is the Southern Regional Library Facility, i.e. a storage library for all UC schools in Southern California. You wont have access to these materials when we go to UCLA. The Law library is restricted for outside access, as well.
Special Collections on Campus■ American Indian Studies Center Library■ Asian American Studies Center Reading Room/Library■ Center for African American Studies Library and Media Center (Ralph J. Bunche)■ Chicano Studies Research Center Library and Archive■ Ethnomusicology Archive■ Film and Television Archive■ Social Science Data Archive■ Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Campus Resource CenterWant to access these? Call first to double-check hours.
Where do I eat?● Central Campus: Student Union (located in Ackerman Hall) has lots of fast food choices. Closest to Powell.● North Campus (near YRL) has a coffee shop, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, etc.
How to PrepareMake the most of your visit by being smartnow.
Make a List of Books, etc.Search the UCLA library Catalog (catalog.library.ucla.edu)
Consider Sorting by DateDoes the recency of the book matter? Sort yourresults by date.
College Library CheckoutsYou can check out fromPowell Library (College) only:● 5 item limit● 2 week loan● You can renew once if no one has recalled it or if you have 5 books out.● $5/day for overdues!● If you want us to return items to UCLA, those items must be returned to the CTL by Thursday, January 17th if you want us to return the items. NO EXCEPTIONS. Otherwise you will be responsible for returning them.
What to Bring● A computer or notebook for taking notes.● A list of items organized by library.● Money for photocopies and lunch.
Keys to a Successful Trip● Make a list of items in advance.● Organize by location.● Preview the book in advance on Google Books.● See if its available at a public library via WorldCat.● Strategize your time based on what you can and cannot checkout.● Know how you will record citations.● Come ready to take notes and work.