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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, September 10, 1981-Page 9-B


UGLI, are

among many fine
campus libraries

Students seeking escape from the
oise and distractions of their homes
ometimes go to great lengths to find a
quiet, comfortable place to study. While
some find a place like the Arboretum
satisfactory, most end up in one of the
University's many libraries.
These havens offer a (usually) quiet
place to study, and in some cases (the
Undergrad library) a place to socialize.
The University's system consists of
the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library,
the Undergraduate Library, and 19
divisional libraries. There are also
several independent libraries on cam-
pus, such as the Bentley Historical
Library, the Law Library, and the new
Gerald Ford Presidential Library.
"Grad" as it is commonly called, is the
larger of the two major libraries on the
Miag, holding about 2 million volumes,
ccording to library spokesman Robert
The Grad has a number of special

collections (including the Rare Books
collection), a computerized
bibliographic search service, and the
largest collection of maps in the state.
In addition, the second floor contains
the Public Catalog-a listing of the
holdings of the Graduate, Un-
dergraduate, and divisional libraries.
Also there are stack guides, which tell
where materials can be found in the
Grad. Pocket-sized copies are available
at service desks throughout the library.
MATERIALS MAY BE checked out
at circulation services, room 104, or in
the South Building lobby.
The Undergraduate Library, more
often call "UGLI" is also
located on the Diag. Study
facilites are located on each floor, with
an atmosphere quite different from that
of the Graduate Library; it's much
more sociable.
BOTH THE CARD catalog and reser-
ve desk are located on the first floor. A
list of reserved materials is available in
notebooks to the left of the Reserve
Desk. The materials can usually be
'checked out for only a few hours; many

students make the mistake of waiting
until the last minute to use reserved
materials required fer classes, when
there is often a rush.
Snacks are available in the basement
student lounge. There is also a lounge
area on the first floor, with a small
collection of periodicals and other
reading material.
Fines for most overdue materials are
25 cents per day. For closed reserve
materials, the fines are steeper-25
cents for the first hour, and fifty cents
for each additional hour.
A hold credit is placed on students
failing to return materials, although
there is usually a grace period of about
a month, according to one librarian.
The Engineering-Transportation
Library, located on the third and fourth
floors of the UGLI', houses its own card
catalog. It also has study areas, and
computer terminals on the fourth floor.
Other libraries on campus include the
Architecture library, the Business Ad-
ministration Library, and the Asia

EACH OF THE individual schools within the University has its own libraries and/or reference rooms, with data oriented
to the specific fields. Researchers beware, look beyond the UGLI.

Legal services
defends rights

of 'U'

stu dents

When students arrive at the Univer-
sity, they are one step closer to the real
world; this sometimes means they will
have to deal with legal problems pr-
viously left to their parents. But they
are not alone in any battles they may
encounter - Student Legal Services is
there to help.
Almost half of the cases SLS handles
are landlord/tenant-related, according
to Jonathan Rose, the office's director.
The rest of the caseload consists of
divorces, both "do-it-yourself" and con-
tested, criminal defense, bankruptcy,
and others.
"WE PRIMARILY deal with two
types of probelsm," explained Rose.
"Those that the legal system already has
an answer for, such as landlord
negligence and unfair lease clauses, and
those that are as yet unanswered, such
as fair rent practices."
The SLS solves the first set of
problems, he said; the second set is
handled by the Michigan Student
Assembly's Housing Law Reform Pro-
ject, located in the same office.
Tenants are unaware of many of their

1975, regardless of income, its name
was changed from Student Legal Aid to
the present one.
The office is staffed by five
professional lawyers, a secretary, and
the coordinator of MSA's Housing Law
Reform Project, as well as a varying
number of law students and un-
dergraduates. The budget of $180,000 a
year is collected from students through
a $2.25 fee assessed each term.
SLS IS RESTRICTED by the Regents
from either suing the University or
representing one student against
another, and it has a policy not to take
fee-generating cases. Most of the
clauses handled by the office are in
Washtenaw County, although out-of-
county cases are taken in emergency
To get legal help from the clinic,

students may make an appointment af-
ter noon, on Mondays and Thursdays.
Appointments between 2:00 and 4:00
p.m. are assigned on a first come-first
served basis. Many problems require
only one visit, Rose said, but if further
action is required appointments are
then made by special arrangement.
MSA's Housing Law Reform Project
is an organization working to obtain
legal rights for tenants. The project has
written and helped to pass state and
local legislation concerning tenant
privacy, unenforceable lease clauses,
and the distribution of tenant rights' in-
formation. Participants presently
working on a ballot proposal that will
deal with fair rent practices, to be put
before voters in April or November of

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