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Faculty Introduction to the Library

In this introduction you will learn the basics about the Milner Library.

Floor Maps Overview

Milner Library has six floors. Throughout, you can find group study areas, spaces for quiet study, computers, printers, scanners, and books (obviously). Click the floor map tabs below to learn more about each floor or get a description further down the page.

You may also like to do the iTour, a self-guided tour of physical building. Not sure about call numbers? Learn more with our Understanding Call Numbers help guide.

What's Available on Each Floor

Floor 2

Floor 2 is the main floor of Milner Library.

  • Check Out / Course Reserves Desk
  • Reference Desk
  • Computers & Computer Lab
  • Printers & Copiers
  • Scanning machines
  • DVDs and viewing stations
  • Open seating

Floor 3

Half of the floor is an open space for group or individual study with several white boards and collaborative workstations. 

Books and call numbers ranging A - F cover the subjects: 

  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • World History 
  • American History
  • Philosophy

Floor 4

This is the Quiet Study floor and also home to Government documents and Maps

Books and call numbers ranging G - K cover the subjects:

  • Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Dance
  • Physical Education
  • Recreation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Political Sciences
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Geography

Floor 5

Books in call numbers Q - Z include the subjects:

  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Nursing
  • Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Photography
  • Library Science
  • School Media
  • Military & Naval Sciences

Floor 6

Special Collections and the Teaching Materials Center (TMC) are housed on this floor.
Special Collections has rare and valuable books including works about the Circus and Allied Arts, the life of Abraham Lincoln, and a Lois Lenski children's literature collection. 
The Teaching Materials Center is designed to resemble a K-12 school library with books, toys, games, and professional texts to aid students in developing grade appropriate lesson plans and curriculum. It uses the Dewey Decimal System.

Books in the call number range L - P include the subjects:

  • Education
  • Music
  • Art
  • Literature
  • Communication