Map and Tour (First Floor)

Floor 1   |   Floor 2   |   Floor 3   |   Floor 4   |   Floor 5

Floor 1 Map of Library

Circulation Desk 

Circulation Desk  Stop at the Circulation Desk to:
  • Checkout AV equipment, laptop computers, digital cameras, LCD projection units, books, and other media from the library's circulating collections. Your Stout ID card is required to check out materials.
  • Place holds on items that are checked out so you can use them when they are returned.
  • Request searches for missing items.

Research Guides

Research Guides  The kiosk near the Reference Desk holds handouts for:
  • Research resources for Stout programs
  • Services and policies
You can also use the Research Guides available from the Library Home Page.

Reference Desk

Reference Desk  Professional librarians will help you:
  • Find information
  • Determine which database to use
  • Choose or narrow a topic
  • Use electronic resources
  • Complete Interlibrary Loan or UW Libraries Direct requests.
You can query by email (Ask a Librarian). For more information, see Reference.

ALD Desk  (Access to Learning Desk)

Access to Learning Desk  Technology-trained student workers staff the ALD Desk. They help you with:
  • Printing
  • Computer issues
  • Scanning and scanner issues
  • Software use
  • Photocopying
  • Email-related questions.
Look for students with the blue library vests to ask for help throughout the library.

Computer Stations and Stout Library Catalog

Computer Stations  Computers in the library have Internet and keyserver software access.

For information searching, start at the Library Home Page:

  • Search the Stout Library Catalog for books and AV materials.
  • Search the Articles/Databases to identify magazine, journal, and newspaper articles on specific subjects. Many articles are available full-text online.

Printing Stations

Printing Stations  The library has centralized network printing, also available through wireless connectivity.
  • All library computers send print jobs to the printing stations by the Access to Learning Desk.
  • Laptop users will need to add these printers to their laptop.

Printers available: 4 black and white (10 cents a copy) and 2color (20 cents a copy).
Payment: StoutOne card with a Flexline account or community users may purchase a print card.

Scanners

Scanners  Scanners are available for document and image scanning. 

A high speed multi-page scanner is useful for students creating e-portfolios.

Photo-manipulation software is available on the accompanying computers.

Wireless Connectivity for Laptops

Wireless Connectivity for Laptops  The Library is a wireless building that supports wide-spread use of laptop computers without the need for direct hookups.

For power, the Library has added plug-in ports and electrical outlets for your use.  

Forgot your power cord?  Stop at the Circulation Desk to check one out.

Reference Collection

Reference Collection  When searching the Stout Library Catalog, some items may have the location REFERENCE.

The Reference collection includes subject specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries, statistical information, handbooks, atlases,  style manuals, etc.

Reference materials cannot be removed from the Library.

Open Reserve

Open Reserves on 1st floor  Instructors may place materials for in-library use for specific classes in the Open Reserve section of Reference Area.
  • Library materials: use the Stout Library Catalog--select the Course Reserves tab to identify a call number to locate on the shelf.
  • Non-library materials (photocopies of articles, their own books, etc)--look for a box with the instructor's name on it.

A VCR/DVD player is nearby for viewing Open Reserve materials.

Assistive Technology Area

Assistive Technology  Assistive Technology equipment at the library includes scanning, reading, and magnification equipment that provides audio and visual access to library resources, including the Stout Library Catalog and the Library Home Page

Educational Materials Center (EMC)

Educational Materials  The Educational Materials Center has several collections of materials for teacher education students: textbooks, curriculum guides, children's literature, young adult literature, children's magazines and children's media.

Materials in the EMC can be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

Information Commons

Information Commons on 1st floor  The Reference and Access to Learning Desks are centrally located in the Information Commons so staff can assist in your information and research needs.

Comfortable seating is available for laptop use.

Use this area for individual and/or group study.

Group Study Areas

Group Study Rooms  Near the Instruction Lab along the hallways are group study rooms that allow for small-group discussion and collaborative learning.  They are not intended for individual study.

First floor study rooms are equipped with whiteboards which allow you to practice for classroom presentations, VCR and DVD players, and laptop collaborative screens.

Room 111A users will need to check out a remote control for the screen at the Circulation Desk.

There are additional group study rooms on Floors 3 and 4.

Library Instruction Lab

Library Instruction  This room is primarily for library instruction, arranged by classroom instructors. Librarians teach research sessions on using the Stout Library Catalog, Articles/Databases, and other information resources. When not used for library instruction, this area is open for student use or other possible use as outlined in the Library Instruction Lab Use Guidelines. Stations have campus keyserver software access.

For information on reserving this room for classroom use or to have a librarian instruct students on how to use resources, navigate to Library Instruction.

Exhibit Area

Exhibit Area on 1st Floor  An exhibit area is located in the main lobby of the library. There are special exhibits for library-related events: Banned Book Week, Children's Book Week, National Library Week, etc.

The space is also available to campus groups and can be reserved at the library's administrative office (Room 220).

New Items Shelf

Exhibit Area  New books and media are available at the New Items bookshelf located in the main lobby.  Look to see what has arrived this week--check it out and be the first to read it.   

Food Cart

Food Cart on 1st Floor  Also in the lobby area is a food cart. Open during the fall and spring semesters, students have access to snacks, drinks, and sandwiches.

Last Updated: 10/5/2012    Last Revised: 10/5/2012