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Room where items such as books, periodicals and audio materials are classified for consultation or loan.
Entrance area used for unloading freight.
Staff area where activities such as acquisitions, cataloging, the physical preparation of documents and collections development are carried out.
Bookcases for shelving reference books such as dictionaries, encyclopedias and bibliographies.
Attendant: individual who ensures that the rules of the reading room are respected.
Bookcases used to arrange works of nonfiction and fiction.
Area used for reading and consulting documents.
Hall designed for the public to attend lectures and audiovisual presentations.
Room that houses children’s books for consultation and loan.
Room used to store and classify geographic and geospatial maps as well as digital materials.
Device that magnifies the text reproduced on film.
Room used to consult documents reproduced on film; they are archived this way to save space.
The librarian is responsible for the administration of the library and the development, organization and management of its collection.
Area for consulting reference books.
Computer used to consult the complete holdings of a library using various indexes.
Equipment fitted with a photographic device, which reproduces written texts and images.
Individual compartments used to listen to audio materials.
Room where audio materials such as cassettes and compact discs are stored and classified.
Room where audiovisual materials such as videocassettes and DVDs are stored and classified.
Room equipped for consulting audiovisual materials.
Rack used to display recent acquisitions.
Table on wheels used to move books.
book return desk
Area where users return books borrowed from the library.
Rack used to display recent periodicals.
Room reserved for consulting newspapers and periodicals.
Place where users check out the books they borrow from the library.
Kiosk where users can obtain information on where to find books and on library services.
security guard’s office
Security guard: individual responsible for supervision and security.
Premises designed to satisfy basic functions and equipped with toilets and sinks.