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libraryclick to hear

Room where items such as books, periodicals and audio materials are classified for consultation or loan.
library service entrance technical services reference books attendant’s desk monograph section reading room auditorium children’s books children’s section map library microfilm reader microfilm room librarian’s office director’s office reference room online catalog photocopier listening posts audio library videotape library viewing room new book shelf book truck book return desk periodicals shelf periodicals room circulation desk information desk security guard’s office main entrance restrooms

service entrance click to hear

Entrance area used for unloading freight.

technical services click to hear

Staff area where activities such as acquisitions, cataloging, the physical preparation of documents and collections development are carried out.

reference books click to hear

Bookcases for shelving reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and bibliographies.

attendant’s desk click to hear

Attendant: individual who ensures that the rules of the reading room are respected.

monograph section click to hear

Bookcases used to arrange works of nonfiction and fiction.

reading room click to hear

Area used for reading and consulting documents.

auditorium click to hear

Hall designed for the public to attend lectures and audiovisual presentations.

children’s books click to hear

children’s section click to hear

Room that houses children’s books for consultation and loan.

map library click to hear

Room used to store and classify geographic and geospatial maps as well as digital materials.

microfilm reader click to hear

Device that magnifies the text reproduced on film.

microfilm room click to hear

Room used to consult documents reproduced on film; they are archived this way to save space.

librarian’s office click to hear

The librarian is responsible for the administration of the library and the development, organization and management of its collection.

director’s office click to hear

reference room click to hear

Area for consulting reference books.

online catalog click to hear

Computer used to consult the complete holdings of a library using various indexes.

photocopier click to hear

Equipment fitted with a photographic device, which reproduces written texts and images.

listening posts click to hear

Individual compartments used to listen to audio materials.

audio library click to hear

Room where audio materials such as cassettes and compact discs are stored and classified.

videotape library click to hear

Room where audiovisual materials such as videocassettes and DVDs are stored and classified.

new book shelf click to hear

Shelving used to display recent acquisitions.

book truck click to hear

Table on wheels used to move books.

book return desk click to hear

Area where users return books borrowed from the library.

periodicals shelf click to hear

Shelving used to display recent periodicals.

periodicals room click to hear

Room reserved for consulting newspapers and periodicals.

circulation desk click to hear

Place where users check out the books they borrow from the library.

information desk click to hear

Kiosk where users can obtain information on where to find books and on library services.

security guard’s office click to hear

Security guard: individual responsible for supervision and security.

main entrance click to hear

restrooms click to hear

Rooms equipped with toilets and sinks.