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Ridgewood/Bushwick

The Ridgewood/Bushwick Program is located in IS 347 at

 34 Starr Street (corner of Wilson Avenue)

Brooklyn, NY, 11221

 

The site has approximately 170 students and offers an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, a BS degree in Elementary Education and a BA degree in Sociology. 

The phone numbers are: 

(718) 488-1561

(718) 488-1688

and (718) 488-1687.

NEW SERVICES AT THE LIBRARY AND ON THE LIBRARY WEBPAGE!

LIU Brooklyn Campus Library is pleased to announce the availability of full-text books off our web site (http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/library/). Gale Virtual Reference Library offers 230 full-text encyclopedias, easily searchable. Ebrary carries over 20,000 ebooks for your convenience. You need a library barcode to access Gale and Ebrary off-campus (Bushwick/Ridgewood is considered on-campus). Should you need any more info, do not hesitate to contact us at the Reference Desk at 718 780-4513 or call Paul Tremblay (off-site coordinator) at 718 246-6382.

 

THE LIU COMPUTER NETWORK

The LIU computers at the Ridgewood/Bushwick Extension Site are connected to the LIU network and also provide Internet access.

The Brooklyn Campus Library has a separate web site highlighting its resources and services, which can be reached by clicking Library Home button on the left side of the screen. You can search the computerized catalog by clicking “LIUCAT” located at the top of the screen (LIUCAT contains catalog information for all LIU campuses.)

If you are on campus, you can click “Online Databases” and be connected to the various databases subscribed to by the Brooklyn Campus. By scrolling down through the A to Z List Of Indexes, you can see all of the available databases – clicking on the name of any one will connect you to that database.  Most of the database are available "off-campus" as well; however, you need a library barcode which you can obtain at the Circulation Desk, 5th floor of the Library Learning Center.

LIBRARY INSTRUCTION

Classes in how to use the Library’s resources, including the databases, are held at the Library each semester.  Arrangements may also be made for library instruction at the Ridgewood/Bushwick Extension Site.  These may be held as part of an Orientation Seminar or as part of another course.  Faculty members may arrange with the Library’s reference staff for library instruction customized for a particular course or assignment.

IF YOU NEED HELP

Reference Librarians are available at the Brooklyn Campus Library whenever the Library is open.  In general, the hours are 9 a.m. to 9:45 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Sunday.  To get help during these hours, call the Reference Desk at (718) 780-4513. You may also chat with a librarian online from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday via the Library's Live Reference Chat service on the Library's homepage (http://www.brooklyn.liu.edu/library/). When the Chat service is unavailable, you may call the Reference Desk or send an e-mail to libref@brooklyn.liu.edu

BORROWING MATERIALS

All members of the LIU community may borrow material from the circulating collections.  In order to do so, however, a special Library barcode must be attached to the LIU ID card.  Registration forms for this purpose must be submitted to the Circulation Desk on the 5th floor of the Library. Forms may be obtained by calling the librarian responsible for Extension Sites, Paul Tremblay, at 718 246-6382.

USING OTHER LIBRARIES

It is recommended that students obtain a public library card and use public libraries when they can’t travel to the Brooklyn Campus. Branches of the Brooklyn Public Library close to the Ridgewood/Bushwick site are located at:

Bushwick Branch   340 Bushwick Ave. (at Seigel Street.)    tel:  (718) 602-1348
Leonard Branch  81 Devoe Street  (at Leonard.)  tel:  (718) 486-3365
DeKalb Branch 790 Bushwick Ave. (at DeKalb Ave.)  tel. (718) 455-3898

The advantage of a Brooklyn Public Library card is that it permits Internet access from any computer to a number of full-text databases and reference works, including an online encyclopedia.

The New York Public Library is a separate library system, but anyone who lives, works, pays taxes, or goes to school in New York State may join.  It too permits (with a NYPL card) Internet access from any computer to a number of full-text databases and reference works, including an encyclopedia. For those living in Queens, take advantage of the Queens Borough Public Library system with its 62 branches. The closest QBPL branch is:
Ridgewood  20-12 Madison Street, in Ridgewood, Queens, 11385. Tel. 821-4770

The Brooklyn Campus Library is also a member of Academic Libraries of Brooklyn (ALB), which includes Brooklyn College, Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology, Polytechnic University, Pratt Institute, St. Francis College, and St. Joseph’s College.  A special ALB card, which allows semester-long use of any of these libraries, can be obtained from the 5th floor Circulation Desk.

LIU’s membership in the library consortium known as METRO allows students to use materials in another library if that library is the only source for those materials.  METRO cards can be obtained from the Reference Department (3rd floor), after a librarian has made arrangements for your visit.

AS A REGISTERED STUDENT OF LIU, YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE LIBRARY ON THE BROOKLYN CAMPUS.  THE LIBRARIANS AND LIBRARY STAFF ARE ALWAYS READY TO HELP YOU.

Created by P. Tremblay (4/04); Revised by P. Tremblay & I. Wang (5/07)

 
 
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