Guides & Tutorials

A general guide to how to use the Biological Station Library can be found in our LibGuides.

Here are tutorials for some of the most popular databases used at the Biological Station.

There are also handouts available on the map case across from the reference desk that will guide you through the various resources that the library has to offer. Feel free to take one.

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  • Book Purchase Request Form - Submit a request for titles not currently owned by Library that would be beneficial to Biological Station research
  • Interlibrary Loan - Request a title not available here from UM Library ILL department
  • Library Instruction - A description of the various instrctional services available to those living at UMBS
  • Library Outages- Information about database and service outages as well as a form to report outages experienced
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Floor Plans

Floor Plans of the Biological Station Library

First Floor

  • Librarian's desk
  • Current Unbound Periodicals
  • Book/Journal Stacks (Dewey Decimal collection continued)
  • Atlas, Oversize, & Reference Collections
  • Map Cabinets
  • Computer Access Stations
  • Course Reserve Tables
  • Reprint Files
  • Cage (secured cabinet for Special Collections)
  • Microfiche Readers


The annex of the library contains most of the items classified with Dewey classification numbers. (This means that the call number begins with a number instead of a letter). This room also contains the oldest part of the collection of the library, with titles going back to the 1800s.

  • Photocopier
  • Laptop with internet access
  • New Books shelves
  • Book/journal stacks (Dewey Decimal collection)

Second Floor

The second floor houses all the books, aside from the reference collection, that are categorized with LC call numbers. (This means that the call numbers begin with letters as opposed to numbers). This area contains most of the newer books of the collection.

  • Book/journal stacks (Library of Congress [LC])
  • Seating for private study
  • Mac with Mirlyn access
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Virtual Tour - Study Spaces 3rd Floor

Study Spaces, 3rd Floor     Nice View!

Tables and chairs are provided throughout the 3rd floor for individual and group study.

The seating area toward the south end of the floor (facing South University) may be less noisy than the tables near the computer islands and copiers.


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Virtual Tour - Bibliographic Support

Bib Support     Bib Support Desk

This area receives and processes new books and journals, prepares current print journal issues for binding, and handles shelf-ready books for the Shapiro Libraries. This location no longer serves as a circulation point; materials may be checked out at the circulation desk on the first floor of Shapiro or across the connector in Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

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