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Thursday, September 6, 1973
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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By DIANE LEVICK
Libraries are like people. They
have'character . . . and they
Unfortunately, too many stu-
dents go through four years at
the University not ever really
"getting to know" the libraries.
Contrary to ancient circulating
myths (no pun intended), the
Graduate Library, also known as
the Harlan Hatcher Library, is
open for use - and should be
used - by all University stu-
It has had a sort of schizophre-
nic personality ever since the
new south wing was completed.
The eight-story south wing of-
fers a modern, rather sterile at-
mosphere for studying.
t Most floors are lined with indi-
vidual study carrels right next
to the stacks. Some carrels are
open to all students, while others
are locked and reserved for par-
ticular graduate students.
If you're prone to claustropho-
bia in carrels, take a walk and
dig the carpet! The south wing is
fully carpeted (and thus quiet, if
nothing else) with the wildest
color patterns imaginable. Warn-
ing: If you stare at the floor too
long, you may go cross-eyed.
The Grad Library south wing
houses the Department of Rare
Books and Special Collections on
the seventh floor, an intellectual-
ly fascinating and architecturally
Its reading room gives a beau-
tiful view of campus, conducive
to exploring the department's
collestion ofrpapyri, manuscripts,
and other precious materials.
The Labadie Collection, for in-
stance, offers information on all
those things your American up-
bringing has probably warned
you against: anarchosyndicalist
thought, socialism, communism,
and other far left and far right
The Grad Library's old north
building contains the heart of the
whole University library system
on the second floor: the general
The second floor also holds the
only large study area, one with
a huge arched, ornamented ceil-
Instead of simply numbering
its floors numerically, the north
building presents you with the
added joy of in-between levels
which are lettered (1A, 2A, etc.).
Whereas the south wing is ster-
ile and modern, the north build-
ing has a bit more varied and
traditional character. It offers
some carrels as study facilities
but mostly lighted desks with
great graffiti. Read the wall by
the vent on floor 4A-it's a riot.
Most of the north floors feel
more cloistered - even a bit
dingy - than the south wing. In
fact, floors Sub 1 and Sub 2
(underground) give the impres-
sion of early Christian cata-
With their added feature of the
traditionally m u s t y library
smell, you can feel like a very
"serious student" unearthing
precious information . . . or you
can feel like a zombie in a large
mausoleum trying to unearth
Whether or not you choose to
study in the Grad Library, it
should be your first stop in re-
searching any topic. The under-
graduate Library (UGLI) simply
doesn't contain anywhere near
as large a collection of books, or
even the listings for them.
But, like the Grad Library with
its department of rare books, the
UGLI too has an oasis unknown
to many: the audio room. Stud-
ents can listen to its over 6500
records and 1200 tapes ranging
from classical music to popular
folk and rock to spoken drama.
The audio room materials are
non-circulating, and student-
owned records m a y not be
Tapes designed for various
courses are channeled into the
many listening booths on a regu-
lar schedule. When you've got a
spare moment, check out a pair
of headphones and plug in for
Think you've got a pretty good
idea of what the two libraries
have in store for you? Would you
believe the campus holds over 35
Many of t h e University's
schools and departments main-
tain their own collections. For-
tunately, though, the Grad Li-
brary card catalogue is supposed
to list their contents.
The important thing to remem-
ber about University libraries is
that they're here to serve you,
not to scare you. Don't let size
or confusing floor planning throw
they can be dull if you only
scratch their surface. But a deep-
er relationship could prove more
Instruments, Accessories, Lessons
Instruments MADE and REPAIRED
209 SOUTH STATE (upstairs)
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some Shakespearian drama or
The UGLI closed reserve desk
is another spot you'll have to
frequent - probably less willing-
ly. The reserve desk holds books
which are required or optional
reading for undergraduate cour-
To locate such a reserve book,
just look in the appropriate black
notebook on the nearby wall,
notedown thecall number, and
submit it on a slip to the reserve
desk. You'll need your ID card
to check out the book once it's
But suppose you're looking for
a book on the open stacks (in
either the UGLI or the Grad Li-
brary) and can't find it. Don't
give up! The libraries have mic-
rofilm viewers which list circulat-
ing books and their due dates.
If you find your book isn't in
circulation, you can have a
"search" placed on it. If it is
circulating, you can put a "hold"
on it, so that when it is returned,
it will be held for you.
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