Jenks Library After-Hours Book Return
As you approach the Jenks Library from the Quad, there is a
book drop to the right of the door into the building. You can
return library materials here when the library is not open.
(But you may never need to. During the semester, the library
is open over 100 hours a week!)
Jenks Library Foyer
After entering the double doors, proceed straight ahead to
the library. You are entering the 3rd floor of the building. The
door to the left leads to floors 1 and 2.
Jenks Library Lobby – New Books Display
On the shelves in the Library Lobby, the library displays New
Books that have been added to the library’s collection.
Above the fireplace is a portrait of our college’s founder,
Dr. A. J. Gordon. There is also comfortable seating in the
lobby for collaborative learning.
Jenks Library NOBLE Catalog.
To the right of the New
Books Display is a
computer dedicated to
searching the library’s
online catalog. The
Jenks Library is a
member of the North of
Exchange (NOBLE) and
we share a catalog with
27 other libraries.
Jenks Library Rotating Display
The library uses this section to display library materials
highlighting special events and various resources in the
Under the Digital Sign, there are Oomf chargers you can
use to charge your mobile devices. There are charging
stations also available in the Reference Room, the
Beauregard Mezzanine, and Periodicals.
Immediately to the right as you enter the library is the
library Circulation Desk. At the Circulation Desk you can
check out library materials and items your professor has
placed on reserve. You can also check out things like
extension cords, headphones, flash drives, and even a
Jenks Library Christian Book Display
As you enter the library, to your left is a seating area and a
display highlighting Christian materials in the library’s
Jenks Library Gordon Authors Display
As you enter the library, to your left is the entrance to the
Reference Room. As you enter the Reference Room, there
is a display of materials by Gordon Authors.
Jenks Library Copier/Printers & Work Table
Behind the Gordon Authors Display are two
copiers/printers. You access your printer account by
swiping your student ID card. In addition to the
copier/printers, on the work table there is a hole punch,
stapler, tape dispenser, paper cutter, and pencil sharpener.
Jenks Library Computers
On the Quad side of the Reference Room are desktop
computers for your use.
Jenks Library Computers
Both Windows PCs and Apple computers are available.
The library’s Reference Collection is also housed in the
Reference Room. Reference books are meant to be
consulted rather than read cover–to–cover. For this reason
reference materials cannot be checked out.
In front of the Reference Collection is a small bookshelf for
reference books to be reshelved. Please return reference
materials here rather than reshelving them yourself.
Dictionary Stand / LCSH
Next to the long table is a dictionary stand with a large
dictionary and a set of the Library of Congress Subject
Standing Workstations & Map Cases
Towards the back of the Reference Room are three standing
workstations for tasks such as quickly checking e-mail or
sending a job to the printers.
Just beyond the standing workstations are map cases with
general and specialized atlases such as Bible atlases,
historical atlases, or commercial atlases.
Thera are moveable whiteboards in the Reference Room for
collaborative work. Markers and erasers are available for
checkout at the library circulation desk.
If you enjoy working on a jigsaw puzzle
to relax, there is one in the Reference
Room, just outside Bistro 255.
The main entrance to Bistro 255, the library’s café, is off of
the Reference Room.
Current Periodical Display
Many of the library’s current magazines, journals, and
newspapers are displayed in Bistro 255. Catch up with the
news or learn about journals in your field over a cup of
coffee or tea.
There is a drinking fountain in the hallway behind the
Bistro that is designed to easily fill water bottles.
According to the digital counter, it has already eliminated
the waste from over 34,000 plastic water bottles.
The Jenks Library has an excellent collection of DVDs in
support of the Gordon curriculum. We have a very strong
collection of foreign films and collect the Oscar-nominated
foreign language films and the Palme d'Or winners of the
Cannes Film Festival.
Phillips Academy DVD Collection
In addition to the Gordon DVD
collection, during a remodeling
project in their library, we also
have the DVD collection of our
NOBLE partner Phillips
Group Study Room
There are two Group Study Room off of the 3rd floor
hallway. Jenks 309 and 311 can be reserved on the
library’s website. Jenks 311 is the library’s Multimedia
Group Study Room and has a monitor you can connect to
your laptop and share your screen as work with your
Stacks & Winn Parlor
Beyond the DVDs and CDs is the entrance to level
three of the Stacks.
Directly across from the Stacks entrance is the Winn
Jenks Library Patio
Just beyond the Winn Parlor is the entrance to
the Jenks Library Patio.
There are five levels of Stacks with entrances on the
third and fourth floors. Each level of the stacks has a
sign listing the call number ranges that are available on
the various floors.
John A. Burgess Curriculum Library
The Curriculum Library is a resource center for the
Education Division and access to the room is limited to
education students preparing for teaching careers.
John A. Burgess Curriculum Library
The Curriculum Library contains classroom materials for
Education students and education equipment intended to
help students prepare course materials and become
familiar with classroom equipment.
Smartboard & Laminator
Since many school classrooms have Digital Whiteboards,
there is one in the Curriculum Library for students to
practice before their student teaching.
A laminator is available for student to use.
An Ellison Die Cut Machine with a selection of dies are
available for student use.
The Silhouette Cameo is a computerized die-cutting
machine. The Silhouette Studio software is loaded on the
computer just outside the Curriculum Library. Save your
finished project to a flash drive and use the machine in the
Curriculum Library to cut your design.
The library’s collection of children’s books is also in the
Curriculum Library. There are separate sections for Picture
Books and for Chapter Books.
Please do not reshelve books in the stacks. There are
reshelving book trucks near the book elevator on every stack
Group Study Rooms
There are 2 group study rooms on the library’s 4th floor.
Room 427 is at the end of the hallway and room 421 is
next to the Periodicals section. Both can be reserved on
the library’s website.
Music scores are on the 4th floor of the library directly across
from the 4th floor entrance to the Stacks.
The library’s browseable CD collection is in the fourth floor
hallway. Take the sleeve of the CD you want to checkout to
the circulation desk.
The Stacks are also accessible from the 4th floor of the
The Periodical section of the library is on the 4th floor. While
the library provides access to over 50,000 periodicals online,
those available in paper are available here. Those journals
that are also available online are marked with a QR Code that
will take you to the online version.
Study space is also available in the Periodicals section.
The newest editions of newspapers are displayed in the
Bistro. The previous older issues are in the Periodicals
The Beauregard Mezzanine is named for former Library
Director John Beauregard. It is directly above the Library
Lobby and a popular study space.
The Mezzanine is a beautiful sunlit space and provides
some of the best views on campus.
Art in the Beauregard Mezzanine
Student Art is often displayed in the Beauregard
Adjacent to the Beauregard Mezzanine, the Foyer to
Jenks 406 and the Alumni Reading Room, is also study
Alumni Reading Room
The Alumni Reading Room is on the library’s 4th floor. The
library’s Oversize collection is in this room.
While much of the library is dedicated to collaborative
learning, there are also Quiet Study spaces in the library.
The Stacks are designated for Quiet Study. The Alumni
Reading Room is intended to be even quieter. This room is
meant for Silent Study.
Sillers Reading Room
Directly across the Beauregard Mezzanine as you come up
the stairs from the Library Lobby is the Siller Reading
Located between the Alumni Reading Room and the
Academic Support Center is Jenks 406. The room used by
Academic Support and is available as study space when
not in use by the Academic Support Center.