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Virtual Tour - Current Journals Reading Room

Reading Room     Current Journals

The most current print issues of journals are located in the Shien-Ming Wu Current Periodicals Reading Room. Ample reading space is provided for use of recent journal issues in a quiet and comfortable setting.

Unbound journal issues are displayed in Library of Congress call number order, with additional issues stored on the flat shelf underneath each display issue. The titles available in this room are listed in a 3-ring binder located here. Please consult Mirlyn for the most complete information on all available titles, including location (Science and elsewhere) and format (online, print, or microform).

For other reading or study purposes, please use the various 3rd or 4th floor study places, group study rooms or the 3rd floor Faculty Study Room. For more information on use of study rooms or for assistance in locating a specific journal issue, please ask at the Undergraduate Library reference desk on the first floor of the Shapiro Library.

In addition to current periodicals, the Reading Room also houses the New Books Area.

 

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Virtual Tour - Photocopiers

MCard Copiers     MCard Copier Close Up   

There are a total of three MCard photocopiers/printers at the Science Library, located on the 3rd floor near the large computer island. These are frequently used to copy print journal articles since journals are not available to be checked out of the Library.

U-M Faculty, Staff, and Students

Swipe your MCard to charge photocopies to your ITS Basic Computing Package account.

You may also use your MCard to print from these photocopiers, sent to the machines using MPrint. This will also draw from your printing allotment. MCard copiers will also allow you to scan a document to email or a USB Thumb Drive - this is a free service. The scanned document is emailed to you, allowing you to save or print at a later time.

Guest Users

Guest MCards for photocopying and printing are available for purchase from the Shapiro and Hatcher circulation desks. Cards are available in $2, $5, and $10 amounts. Cards cannot be recharged, nor can we offer refunds for individual print jobs. Defective cards can be replaced; please ask at the nearest circulation desk if you think your card is defective.

 

 

The old library copy machines have been phased out. Old copy cards (with the blue M/book logo) are no longer being sold and cannot be redeemed. For more information about copy cards, please see the Copy Services web page or contact the nearest circulation desk.

If a copier is jammed or out of paper or ink, inform the staff at the circulation desk on the first floor of the Shapiro library.

 

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Virtual Tour - 4th Floor Computers

Computers, 4th Floor     Computers, 4th Floor

Stand-up Science Library computers are located on the 4th floor for quick look-ups in the library's catalog.  There are two Windows machines and two iMacs available for use, and all are guest-accessable.  Three of the computers are located directly across from the elevators and main stairwell near the photocopier; another PC is located around the corner to the left, near the book shelves holding call numbers in the QA 200s.

UM Wireless internet access is also available on much of the 4th floor (4th floor wireless coverage map).

 

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Virtual Tour - Computer Islands 3rd floor

Large Computer Island, Greenland     Small Computer Island, Tahiti

The third floor of the Science Library contains two computer islands with a total of 17 Windows machines and 6 iMacs. Most require a UM uniqname and password to access, but a few of each computer type are available for guest use (there are more guest machines located on the 4th floor). Information on how to sign on as a guest is displayed on the login screen of machines with a guest account. Some databases, including SciFinder Scholar, are not accessable without a UMich ID.

Printing

Public Printers     Guest Printer & Copier

There are two public printers available to University of Michigan users, located by the large computer island. These draw from the assigned print allotment and are charged to your ITS Standard Computing Services. Items waiting to be printed can be viewed on the Science Library Print Queue monitor.

In addition, the MCard photocopiers on the third floor have printing capabilities.  Users with a UM uniqname may send documents to these machines via MPrint.

Guests may also print at the Science Library. The middle MCard copier, scipubcopy2-guest, also serves as the guest printer. Documents sent to this printer may be released with a guest MCard. Guest MCards are available from the Shapiro and Hatcher circulation desks in $2, $5, and $10 amounts. The cards cannot be recharged, nor can we offer refunds for individual print jobs. Defective cards can be replaced; ask at the nearest circulation desk if you think your card is defective.

Wireless

Wireless internet access is also available on much of the 3rd floor (wireless coverage map). U-M affiliates can access the web on personal laptops and send items to the library's printers via MPrint.

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Virtual Tour - Book Collection

Book Collection     Book Collection

Circulating books are on the 4th floor and are arranged by Library of Congress call number. Call numbers start to the left of the elevators and main stairwell entrance.

Science Library books may be borrowed for the duration of the academic term for faculty, graduate students and staff, and three weeks for undergraduates. Science Library journals, reference materials and items in the Masters Theses cabinets do not circulate.

Science Library books can be renewed an unlimited number of times, unless they are requested/recalled by another borrower.

Use Mirlyn to identify a book's location, or ask at the Undergraduate Library reference desk on the first floor of Shapiro Library for assistance. Some books that are available in multiple locations may have different call numbers in the Science Library, so please note the owning library before checking the shelves.

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Virtual Tour - Bound Journals

Bound Journals     Bound Journals

Our bound journals and indexes are arranged by Library of Congress number. Numbering begins near the Faculty Study Room (east wall) and loops around to the other end of the floor; follow the arrows posted on the shelving for guidance. Note that call numbers after QH 301 .J continue after the Reference and Indexes collections.

Use Mirlyn to look up journal call numbers, or ask at the Undergraduate Library reference desk on the first floor of the Shapiro Library for assistance in finding a specific journal.

 

 

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Virtual Tour - Atlas Collection

Atlases Collection     Atlases Collection, Items

The Science Library Maps and Atlases Collection is located in the northwest corner of the 4th floor (to the left of the elevators and stairwell, near the MPublishing offices). It contains a variety of general and subject-specific scientific atlases, and is especially strong in the area of astronomy.

Some example titles include Michigan Inland Lakes and Their Watersheds [GA 431 .M38] and The NASA Atlas of the Solar System [G 1000 .G71 1997].

 

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Science Library Sitemap

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Reference Services

Walk-In Reference

The Shapiro Science Library no longer staffs a walk-in reference desk of its own. For in-person assistance with science reference questions, ask at the Undergraduate Library reference desk on the first floor of Shapiro Library or at the Graduate Library reference desk on the second floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library, or contact the appropriate science librarian for an appointment. Help is also available via phone, email, and instant messaging through the Ask A Librarian reference service.

Research Consultations

We offer research consultations for individuals or small groups by appointment. Consultations can be anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the question. To set up an appointment, email sciencelibrary@umich.edu with a brief description of your research topic and scheduling requirements, or contact directly the Science Librarian whose subject area most closely matches your topic.

Science Print Reference Collection

Our more heavily used reference volumes have now moved to the reference shelves on the first floor of Shapiro Library, near the Undergraduate Library reference desk. The remaining print reference materials have been integrated into the bound journals collection on third floor, or in some cases into the circulating collection on the fourth floor. Check Mirlyn if you're looking for a science reference book that's not where you think it should be.

Reference Resources:

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Contact Information

Phone

Shapiro Library circulation desk: 1-734-764-7490

Fax

Science Library fax: 1-734-763-9813

Location

Shapiro Library Building: 3rd and 4th Floors

Campus Map

3rd Floor Map

4th Floor Map

Address

3039 Shapiro Library
919 South University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185

Email: For research questions, please contact the appropriate subject librarian. General inquiries about the science library may be sent to sciencelibrary@umich.edu. Other questions and comments should be sent to the Ask A Librarian email reference service.

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