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Library Floor Plan

Library Floor Plan

Locating Resources in the Library

The Allison Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to organize our collections. The Library of Congress system arranges subjects according to twenty-one branches of knowledge beginning from A and ending at Z. The majority of the Allison Library collection is in the B section which is also broken down into smaller sections.

Each item is assigned a call number, which appears on the spine of the item, written vertically, designating both its subject and its place on the shelf. Call numbers have at least three parts: e.g., BR759 .B76 2010.

First – one or two letters for the broad subject area and its subdivision: e.g.. BR759 .B76 2010.

Second – numbers which subdivide the general subject: e.g., BR759 .B76 2010.

Third – a letter and a number combination representing the author of the item: e.g., BR759 .B76 2010.

It is important to note that the numbers in this section should be considered decimals and therefore B755 would indicate more precision (.755<.76) than B76 and come before B76 on the shelf.

Please write down the complete call number listed in the catalogue record in order to find the item on the shelf. For this reason we also add a location code which appears on the spine label. There are several location codes but the most common are JRA (John Richard Allison), RSTC (Regent Stacks), or STACKS which all refer to the part of the collection that is the General Stacks, where items can be checked out. RREF means that the item is located in the Reference section of the library and therefore must be used in the library and cannot be checked out.

See also: Reading Call Numbers.

Book a Desk

In order to provide a safe study space for Regent students, we have opened desks that may be booked by Regent students for a period of 6 hours (10am–4pm) which must be booked no later than the day before. There are no longer any restrictions on the number of times a student can book a desk per week. Students are expected to use their study desk; students may not use this as a substitute for curbside pickup.

 

STEP 1

Please read the following terms and conditions BEFORE booking a study space and arriving for your appointment. By booking an appointment you affirm that:

  1. You will conduct a self-assessment (https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en) before coming to Regent and will stay home if you feel unwell.
  2. You do not exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.
  3. You have not been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  4. You have not been out of the country in the last 14 days.
  5. You will pay a $10 fine if you do not attend your appointment.
  6. You will wear a mask upon entering the Regent building and the library, and will wear your mask in all of the school’s public spaces (though you may remove your mask when you are seated alone in your study space; you will need to provide your own mask).
  7. You will practice social distancing by remaining at least 6-feet apart from others at all times.

 

STEP 2

Book a desk

 

STEP 3

Place holds on books (delivered to your desk during your appointment; please note that you are limited to 10 books per day ordered in this way)

Book a Study Room

COVID Update: Study Rooms are unavailable for use until further notice.

 

Group Study Rooms

The library has three study rooms that are intended for quiet group study. These rooms can also be booked for individual use with the understanding that if a group needs access to a study room, the individual should be willing to give up the booking. As in the rest of the library, we ask that no food be consumed and all drinks remain in a container with a screw top lid. Bookings can be made for up to three hours, three weeks in advance and concurrently. 

The study rooms are not intended as alternate classroom space or tutorial space since the rooms are not sound proof and one person lecturing or teaching a group does produce higher volume than a small group in quiet study.

To book a study room, please speak to a staff member at the circulation desk.

 

Study Room Details

Study Room 1
This room is intended for quiet group study. If the room is not booked, an individual student may book the room to study however, the Allison Library may need to cancel the individual's reservation in order to accomodate a group. You will be notified if your reservation is altered in this way. This room has:

  • Large South West facing window which allows for natural light.
  • 8 adjustable swivel chairs
  • Chalkboard & chalk
  • In winter months, the temperature of the room becomes quite cool. For your comfort, a portable heater may be booked at the library circulation desk for an interval of two hours.

 

Study Room 2
This room is intended for quiet group study. If the room is not booked, an individual student may book the room to study however, the Allison Library may need to cancel the individual's reservation in order to accomodate a group. You will be notified if your reservation is altered in this way. This room has:

  • 8 adjustable swivel chairs
  • Chalkboard & chalk
  • In winter months, the temperature of the room becomes quite cool. For your comfort, a portable heater may be booked at the Circulation Desk for an interval of two hours.

 

Study Room 3

This room is intended for quiet group study. If the room is not booked, an individual student may book the room to study however, the Allison Library may need to cancel the individual's reservation in order to accomodate a group. You will be notified if your reservation is altered in this way. This room also serves as the Writing Centre and its availability Monday - Friday is dependent upon when the Writing Centre is in session. This room has:

  • Sky light which allows for natural light.
  • 6 chairs
  • White board. Note that whiteboard markers are availble for loan at the library circulation desk
  • In winter months, the temperature of the room becomes quite cool. For your comfort, a portable heater may be booked at the circulation desk for an interval of two hours.

 

Technology Space

***Please note: these spaces are currently closed due to COVID-19.

Computer Lab

The Regent College Student Association (RCSA) maintains five computers for use by Regent students, all of which require an RWL (Regent Web Login) account to login. These computers are available for word processing, research, and email. If you have problems logging in, the circulation desk worker in the library may be able to assist you. In addition, students having difficulty using their RWL should contact the Regent Help Desk at [email protected].

Online Library Catalogue

Our library catalogue is accessed from our library webpage. In the library there are four computers set to the Allison Library homepage and can be used to search the online catalogue for the Allison Library. Our library catalogue will also provide results about availability of items at other libraries on campus and libraries worldwide.

The computers in the library also provide access to databases. EBSCO includes five databases: Atla Religion Database with Atla Serials, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, Christian Periodical Index, and Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. Other available databases include: Religious and Theological Abstracts (RTA), Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH), and the Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology. 

When searching from home all databases require a username and password.

Guest Computer

The Allison Library has one computer which can be used to access to the internet, for printing documents and for research.

Accordance Bible Software

Available on the two Mac computers, Accordance is the premier software for biblical studies, providing fast and powerful search capabilities with numerous resources and tools for advanced research in primary texts. It allows users to view Bible texts, dictionaries, lexicons, etc. as a series or tabs in a single window.

Copier Room

The Allison Library offers photocopying, printing, and scanning services in the Copier Room located beside the circulation desk. Copiers require a username and password to access and a printing services card to have been purchased and redeemed for printing services.

Media

The Media section at the Allison Library offers multiple forms of media including microforms, audio and video cassettes, MP3, CDs, and DVDs. A television and DVD/VCR is available for use near the media section for in-library use. Audio cassette players are also available for patron use.

Microforms, which are miniaturized pages of documents stored on film, are available in either microfilm or microfiche format. A microform reader is available to read these documents as well as to make print copies when needed.

Audio cassette tapes may be listened to on audio cassette players that can be requested at the circulation desk for 2-day loan. CD players are also available for 2-day loan and can be requested at the circulation desk.

DVDs and CDs are available for one week loan. DVDs may be viewed in the library as well as at the television and DVD player located in the media section. Earphones are available for use from the circulation desk.

USBs are available for loan from the circulation desk.