Libraries facilities, equipment and other useful bits of information
The women's restroom--located at the extreme west end of Burling basement--and the men's restroom--located at the east end of Burling basement are not handicap accessible. The co-ed restrooms located on the first, third and fourth floors near the elevator are all handicap accessible. There are no restrooms in Kistle Science Library; Noyce Science Center has multiple restrooms on each floor.
An elevator is located about midway between the north and south walls on each floor in Burling. Refer to the Kistle Science Library Accessibility Map to locate elevators in the Noyce Science Center.
At the Circulation Desks
The following items are available for use or check-out at the Burling and Kistle circulation desks:
- laptop locks
- network cables
- pencil sharpener
- three-hole punch
Coin-operated photocopiers are located in Burling Library behind the north stairway on the fourth floor, to the west of the elevator on second floor, and along the west wall on first floor, behind the consultation spaces. There is a photocopier at in the SW corner of Kistle. Copies are 5 cents per exposure, and the machines will make change for $1 and $5 bills, quarters, and dimes. All four copiers will accept the Pioneer One-Card and will use a departmental code. If copiers are out of paper or malfunction, the circulation desk supervisor should be notified immediately.
Audio Visual Equipment
Please see the Listening Room pages for more information on audio-visual equipment.
Kistle Science Library has four group study rooms, to be used on a first-come, first-served basis. One of the rooms has a projector that can be connected to the existing computer or a personal laptop, for use in practicing PowerPoint or other presentations. The Burling Library Conference Room, on the lower level, can be used for group study on evenings and weekends, as can the consultation spaces described below.
Two semi-private spaces are available on Burling's first floor (west side, next to Current Journals) for group meetings. Each accommodates 4 or 5 people around a table, with power and data. Faculty and academic professionals will be able to schedule these spaces during weekdays for meetings with students and/or each other. Students are welcome to use them as group study spaces in the evenings and on weekends. They can be scheduled using Outlook Calendar.
There are several portable white boards on the first floor and lower level of Burling. All of the Kistle group study rooms feature a white board. Ask at the circulation desks if you need dry erase markers.
Burling Library lockers are located on the second floor at the west end of the stacks. A $5 deposit is required to reserve a locker. One dollar is charged per semester and 50 cents per summer and for half a semester. To apply for a locker, please fill out, sign, print the application form, and give to a circulation desk supervisor.
The Grinnell College Libraries' DesignJet 1050C plotter is great for making large-format posters. Since the plotter was acquired in the fall of 2001, it has been used to print posters for students, faculty and nearly every department for poster sessions and other presentations. See our Poster Printing Page for more details.
Burling Gallery / Print and Drawing Study Room
Located in the lower level of Burling, the Burling Gallery and the Print and Drawing Study Room are under the auspices of the Faulconer Gallery.
Lost and Found
Found items are kept at the Burling or Kistle Circulation Desk. If the owner is identifiable, Circulation staff will attempt to contact them by telephone or email.
Any items that are left are disposed of/recycled at the end of the semester unless they seem of some value (like a pair of glasses). Unclaimed flash drives will be sent to IT, where they are wiped of personal data and offered free to students.
The following areas of Burling Library usually feature a display of books and audio-visual materials on a topic of interest, a selection from special collections, or a featured author: around the corner from the entrance on the first floor, on top of the newspaper shelves in that same area, near the "jungle gyms" on the south end of the first floor, and in the Burling Gallery. When searching for these items in the online catalog, the location of the display will show in place of the call number.
Posters for campus and community events that are open to the public may be posted on the bulletin boards by the entrance and exit to Burling Library. Bring any item you would like posted on these boards to the Circulation Desk for approval and posting.
This bulletin board located on the west side of the central office core, first floor has a section for you to post questions or comments about the Libraries. The Librarian of the College reviews these regularly and will post replies.