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Map of First Floor of the Library

Circulation Desk 

Circulation Desk  Stop at the Circulation Desk to:
  • Checkout AV equipment, laptop computers, digital cameras, LCD projection units, books, and other media from the library's circulating collections. Your Stout ID card is required to check out materials.
  • Place holds on items that are checked out so you can use them when they are returned.
  • Request searches for missing items.

Reference Desk

Reference Desk  Professional librarians will help you:
  • Find information
  • Determine which database to use
  • Choose or narrow a topic
  • Use electronic resources
  • Complete Interlibrary Loan or UW Libraries Direct requests.
You can query by email (Ask a Librarian). For more information, see Reference.

ALD Desk  (Access to Learning Desk)

Access to Learning Desk 

Technology-trained student workers staff the ALD Desk. They help you with:

  • Printing
  • Computer issues
  • Scanning and scanner issues
  • Software use
  • Photocopying
  • Email-related questions.
Look for students with the blue library vests to ask for help throughout the library.

Computer Stations and Stout Library Catalog

Computer Stations  Computers in the library have Internet and keyserver software access.

For information searching, start at the Library Home Page:

  • Search Search@UW for books and AV materials.
  • Search the Articles/Databases to identify magazine, journal, and newspaper articles on specific subjects. Many articles are available full-text online.

Printing Stations

Printing Station The library has centralized network printing, also available through wireless connectivity.
  • All library computers send print jobs to the printing stations by the Access to Learning Desk.
  • Laptop users will need to add these printers to their laptop.

Printers available: 2 black and white (10 cents a copy) and 1 color (20 cents a copy).
Payment: StoutOne card with a Flexline account or community users may purchase a print card.


KIC scanner 

Scanners are available for document and image scanning.

A high speed multi-page scanner is useful for students creating e-portfolios.

Photo-manipulation software is available on the accompanying computers.

Reference Collection

Photo of Reference 

When searching Search@UW, some items may have the location REFERENCE.

The Reference collection includes subject specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries, statistical information, handbooks, atlases, style manuals, etc.

Reference materials cannot be removed from the Library.

Open Reserve

Photo of reserves area  Instructors may place materials for in-library use for specific classes in the Open Reserve section of Reference Area.
  • Library materials: use Search@UW -- select the Course Reserves tab to identify a call number to locate on the shelf.

  • Non-library materials (photocopies of articles, their own books, etc)--look for a box with the instructor's name on it.


Assistive Technology Area

Assistive Technology Desk 

Assistive Technology equipment at the library consists of a height adjustable chair and table in the Reference Area.

Standup Stations

Stand Up Stations 

Two computers are available for walk up printing in the Library. A VTS station is available where students can add funds to their campus cards. The Library uses FlexBase+ for printing charges.

Information Commons

Library Booths / Information Commons 

The Reference and Access to Learning Desks are centrally located in the Information Commons so staff can assist with your information and research needs.

  • Comfortable seating is available for laptop use.
  • Use this area for individual and/or group study.

Group Study Areas

Group Study 

Near the Instruction Lab along the hallways are group study rooms that allow for small-group discussion and collaborative learning. They are not intended for individual study.

First floor study rooms are equipped with whiteboards which allow you to practice for classroom presentations and laptop collaborative screens.

Group study room users will need to check out a remote control for the screen at the Circulation Desk.

There are additional group study rooms on the third, fourth and fifth floors.

Library Instruction Lab

Library Instruction Lab 

This room is primarily for library instruction, arranged by classroom instructors. Librarians teach research sessions on using Search@UW, Articles/Databases, and other information resources. When not used for library instruction, this area is open for student use or other possible use as outlined in the Library Instruction Lab Use Guidelines. Stations have campus keyserver software access.

For information on reserving this room for classroom use or to have a librarian instruct students on how to use resources, navigate to Library Instruction.

Exhibit Area and Lounge

Exhibit Area 

An exhibit area is located in the main lobby of the library. There are special exhibits for library-related events: Banned Book Week, Children's Book Week, National Library Week, etc.

The exhibit space is also available to campus groups and can be reserved at the library's administrative office (Room 220).

A nice place to wait for your group or study buddy.

New Items Shelves

New Books Shelf 

New books, comics and media are available at the New Items bookshelves. Look to see what has arrived this week--check it out and be the first to read it.

Vending Machines

Vending Machines 

Vending machines are located in the hallway near room 120.

Browsing Area

Browsing Collection

The Browsing Area contains:
  • Best seller books
  • Feature films, Documentaries and Non-fiction items on DVD and Blu-Ray
  • Video games
  • Audiobooks
  The area also has comfortable seating for reading, studying and relaxing.
Last Revised:     Last Updated: 09/20/2017
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