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									                            U. OF ILLINOIS
                                                                       The New Undergraduate Student's
                            L I B R A RY                        Guide to the Biology Library
       Location and Contacts. 101 Burrill Hall, 407 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana. For general information, contact the
       Circulation Desk at (217) 333-3654. For more detailed help, contact the Reference Desk at 244-3591. See our Web site at
       < > for more information.

         Hours. Our normal hours of operation are Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 1p.m.-5 p.m.;
         Sunday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m. During the Summer semesters, we keep shorter hours. Changes are posted in advance at the library
         entrance. Check Summer hours, holiday closings, and other special hours for the Biology Library and all UIUC Libraries on the Library
         Services Page < > for announcements of special hours for all UIUC libraries.

         Library Identification. You must present your I-Card to check out materials. In addition, you should familiarize yourself with the
         identification codes below for access to various library services:
             Borrower Identification Number - the 14-digit Library # [ 20111 … ] above the bar code on your I-card.
             NetID and Password - assigned by Campus Information Technologies and Educational Services (CITES); the NetID and
             password you use to register for classes. If your Borrower Identification Number is not working, ask a librarian for assistance. If
             your NetID and Password are not working, go to CITES Account Services, Room 1420, Digital Computer Lab, 1304 W.
             Springfield Ave.

         Stacks Access. Undergraduate students may enter the Biology Library book stacks to get books and journals. The stacks entrance
         is at the north end of the reading room, just beyond the card file. There are three floors. Books are on the top floor, and are shelved
         by call number. Journals are on all three floors, and are shelved alphabetically by title.

         Public Computer Terminals. You may use public computer terminals in the Biology Library for research and other course-related
         activities. A number of computer software products are available for use: Microsoft Office 2003 (Excel, Powerpoint, Word) , Nvu and
         Amaya open source Web editors, Gimpshop open source graphic editor , Nero cd/dvd burning utilities (all machines will have dvd
         burners) , Mozilla Firefox as an alternate browser , Power DVD for viewing DVD movies , I-Go (the Library toolbar), is installed with
         Internet Explorer, and a language toolbar for use with the Online Library Catalog and CARLI I-Share catalog. Research and library
         usage takes precedence.

         The Online Library Catalog, and I-Share catalog. Use the Online Library Catalog <> to locate
         and request UIUC books and journals; review your account; and renew items checked out to you. The CARLI I-Share catalog (can
         be accessed in the Online Library Catalog) has holdings for UIUC campus libraries and the 71 CARLI (Consortium of Academic &
         Research Libraries in Illinois) academic libraries throughout Illinois and the Illinois State Library. Items requested via the Online Library
         Catalog or I-Share catalog can be sent to your office or to the library of your choice for pickup, and you will be notified by email when
         they arrive. NOTE: The Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) is a branch of the UI Chicago Library, and its collection is not in
         the UIUC Online Library Catalog. To find materials at LHS, use the UI Chicago catalog, UICCAT, available from < >, the Biology Library homepage, or visit LHS.

         Other Libraries. There are 38 departmental libraries in the UIUC library system. A complete list of UIUC Libraries, with links to their
         Web pages, is available online at Other campus libraries with collections especially
         relevant to biology are:
               Veterinary Medicine Library - 1257 Veterinary Medicine Basic Science Building, 2001 S. Lincoln, Urbana, 333-2193.
               Natural History Survey Library - 1027 I- Building, 1816 Oak Street, Champaign, 333-6892.
               Funk Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Library - 200 ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center,
               1101 S. Goodwin, MC-633, Urbana 333-2416
               Library of the Health Sciences - (a UIC Library) 102 Medical Sciences Building, 506 S. Matthews, Urbana 333-4893.

      Our Collection. Our primary mission is to support the curricular and research needs of the School of Integrative Biology (SIB) and
      School of Molecular & Cellular Biology (SMCB). Our holdings cover all basic biological sciences. The Biology Library's collection
      includes over 137,000 volumes, with subscriptions to both print and electronic journals.
      Electronic Journals. In addition to print subscriptions at the Biology Library, the UIUC Library has full-text access to many journals
      online. The Biology Library maintains an electronic journal list at <> providing access to
      journals in the life sciences. They can also be accessed via the Online Library Catalog as well as the Online Research Resources
      (ORR) database at < >.
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       Article, Full Text, and Other Databases. Online access to a large collection of bibliographic databases is available to UIUC patrons.
       Biological Abstracts, Current Contents, PubMed (MEDLINE), and Science Citation Index via Web of Science are linked directly from
       the Biology Library homepage. Other available online indexes include, CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts, the Zoological Record,
       and databases, such as GenBank, Entrez, ENZYME, and EMBL via PubMed (MEDLINE). Access to these and many others
       subscribed toby UIUC Library by going to the Online Research Resources database at <>. Electronic
       journals (E-journals) subscribed to by the Library have links from a number of databases, including Biological Abstracts, Current
       Contents, PubMed (MEDLINE), and Science Citation Index via WoS. If you would like some help learning to use these resources,
       stop by the Biology Library Reference Desk, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri., or call (217) 333-3654 for an appointment with a Biology
       Library librarian. If you would like some help in choosing appropriate databases or in learning how to use them, stop by the Biology
       Library Reference Desk, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, or call (217) 333-3654 for an appointment with a Biology Library

      Reference. The Reference Desk is staffed 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. The Reference Desk phone number is 244-3591.
      We offer assistance with locating and using resources and services. Most members of our reference staff have backgrounds in the
      biological or other sciences, and we look forward to helping you make the best possible use of our library!
      Photocopying. There are two self service Value Card/coin-op machines near the Circulation Desk. The prices are 9¢ per letter sized
      page with the Value Card , 10¢ per legal-sized page with the Value Card, and 15¢ per letter or legal sized page, with coins. The
      Biology Library has a Value Card vending machine, from which you may purchase a Value Card for $1.00, with 50¢ going to copy
      costs; , or add value to a Value Card or I-Card. The machine accepts $1, $5, $10, or $20 bills, but does not give change. There is no
      change machine at the Biology Library. The nearest change machine is in the Illini Union (1401 W. Green St.).
      Printing. You may print from Biology Library computer terminals to the laser printer in the Biology Library at the reference
      workstations. Color printing is not available. The cost is 10¢ per page, and is billed to your personal UI account. Your NetID and
      password are required. You will be notified of printing charges billed to your account via e-mail. If the billing amount in the e-mail is
      incorrect, call 244-8006 for instructions on reporting the error. You may also send print jobs from the Biology Library to Undergraduate
      Graphic Services. If you choose this option, you must pick up your job at the Undergraduate Library (upper level, northwest corner).
      They accept cash, checks, or credit cards as payment for print jobs. More at FAQ’s < >

INTERLIBRARY LOAN (obtaining books and articles from off-campus libraries):
      Books. Use the Online Library Catalog (OLC) to see if item is available at UIUC. If so, proceed to Request. If not, check the CARLI
      I-Share catalog by selecting "I-Share" in the OLC to search all member libraries. You can request any available copy. If item book is
      not found in I-Share catalog, request interlibrary loan online via the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery (ILL/DD) < >. You will need your NetID and Password and your Borrower Identification Number . Login to Place
      a Request. IRRC book requests may take 1-3 weeks. You will be notified by email.

       Articles. Articles not available at UIUC may be obtained through interlibrary loan via the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
       (ILL/DD) at <>.
       1.) Before making a request, check the UIUC Online Library Catalog to be sure the item you need is not available at UIUC. To locate
            the item, search for the journal name (not the article title) in the UIUC Online Library Catalog. There will be a record for journals
            that the Library subscribes to. Also see the Online Library Resource Center database for electronic versions of journals that are
            subscribed to, although there should be a Online Library Catalog record for e-journals, too.
       2.) If no campus library has the journal, or if the volume you need is not available, you may request an article copy through IRRC.
            The service is free. To submit an IRRC ILLiad online request form, go to < >and select
            Login to place a request. You will need your NetID and password, as well as the complete citation (authors, year of publication,
            article title, journal name, volume, page numbers). No abbreviations allowed ! For assistance with deciphering abbreviations,
            please ask a librarian. Most requests are filled within 3-7 days. Articles are provided either electronically as PDF files (if
            available) with notification by email, or in paper form by campus mail to your campus address. Be sure that your email and
            campus addresses are correct on the request form!

  BORROWING BOOKS AND JOURNALS - To check out library materials, you must present your I-card! :
     Books. Undergraduate students may check out books from any UIUC library for 4 weeks. CARLI state library consortium loans are
     generally for 4 weeks for undergraduate students, but may vary (e.g., books from the Library of the Health Sciences may be checked
     out for 2 weeks).
     Journals. Biology Library unbound journals may be borrowed for 2 hours. Fill out a pink card at the Circulation Desk. Bound journals
     may be checked out for 3 days.
     Reserves. Books and course packets are available in Biology Library Reserves and may be checked out for 2 hours room use only,
     or overnight if checked out in the last hour before closing. Articles, book chapters, lecture notes, exams, and reserves lists are
     accessed electronically via the UIUC Online Library Catalog < > [Search Course Reserves]. For
     more information see our FAQ’s at < >.
     Fines. You are responsible for returning materials on time. Check due dates and renew materials with the Online Library Catalog.
     Click on "My Account," and login with your Borrower Identification Number and last name. Fines are as follows:
           Overdue recalls - $5.00/day($25.00 max)
           Overdue journals and reserves - $2.00/hour. Journals and reserves must be returned to the Biology Library.
           Lost books (> 34 days overdue) - $10.00 nonrefundable fee, plus $125.00 per book, minimum.
           Lost journals (> 34 days overdue) - $10.00 nonrefundable fee, plus $300.00 per lost journal volume, minimum.

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