Library Vocabulary

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Barcode Number

The number appearing beneath the barcode found in the beginning or end papers of a book. Barcode numbers for library books are used to check-out, check-in, and renew books.

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Circulation desk

A service desk where books and other materials are loaned or charged out to library users. Library materials which do not circulate (reference books and some periodicals, for example) can be used within the library.

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Hold

A library user may place a hold on a book charged out to another person; this ensures that the person placing the hold will be next in line to receive the book when the book is returned.

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Renew

To extend the loan period on an item; to check an item out again so you can keep it longer. You may renew a book three times.

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Check out

To borrow something from the library; to take something home with you from the library.

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Due Date

The date by which you should return items you have borrowed to the library. If you keep a book past the due date, you will receive an email or a notice telling you the book is overdue and asking you to return it.

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Librarian

A person who works in the library; a specialist in the library and information field. If you are having difficulty finding what you need, you can ask a librarian for help.

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Library

A place where you can borrow books, videos, magazines, etc.; a place where can get help finding information for your classes. (Students sometimes confuse library with book store. A book store is a place where you can buy books.)

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Loan Period

The length of time for which you can borrow something from the library. At the end of the loan period, you must return the item to the library.

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Periodicals

A publication (usually a collection of articles) that is issued at regular intervals. Magazines, journals, and newspapers are all periodicals.

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Questions

Something you should ask a lot when you are in the library. The library has lots of information and resources.

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Request

To ask the library to hold a book for you when it is checked out by another student. We will email you when the book comes back and is ready for you to check out.

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Return

To bring a book (or other item) you have borrowed back to the library.

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Borrow

to get temporarily; to take and use a library resource, like a book for a limited amount of time and returning the book when it is due back to the library.

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Call Numbers

A group of letters or numbers that identify a specific item in the library and provides a way for organising library materials. We use the Dewey Decimal system,J 000-J 999, J FIC, E.

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Dewey Decimal

is a way to put library materials in order by subject. Created by Melvil Dewey in 1876.

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OPAC or Online Public Access Catalog

a database listing of all the library material holdings, you search the OPAC for items that are in the library.

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Author

The person or organization that wrote or compiled a document. Looking for information under the author's name is one option in searching.

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Book stacks

Shelves in the library where the materials- typically books- are stored. Books in the book stacks are arranged by call number.

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Boolean operator

A word - such as AND, OR, or NOT - that commands a computer search terms. Helps to narrow (AND,NOT) or broaden (OR) searches.

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Database

A collection of information stored in an electronic format that can be searched by a computer.

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E-book or Electronic book

To transfer information from a computer to a program or storage device to be viewed at a later date.

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Encyclopedia

a work containing information on all branches of knowledge has entries or articles arranged alphabetically.

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HTML ( Hypertext Markup Language)

The computer language used to create documents on the World Wide Web so that they are readable by Web browsers.

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Resource

aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed.

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Book

an object consisting of a number of pages bound together.

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Title

the name of a work of art or literary composition, like a book

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Publisher

a person who engaged in issuing periodicals or books or music

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Subject

some situation of event that is thought about

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Key word

a significant word used when indexing or cataloging

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Fiction

a literary work based on the imagination; a made up story

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Nonfiction

prose writing that is not formed by the imagination; factual or true information

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Biography

an account of the series of events making up a person's life;

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Available

obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service

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Due

that which is deserved or owed; books are due back to the library.