First Floor, Eureka Library

Map of First Floor of Eureka Library Emergency exit door Emergency exit door Large meeting room for lectures, events and large story times  Young adult room, books of special interest to teens Spanish Language collection, spanish books and media for adults Reference book collection, books of fact that must always be available for use in the library and for this reason are not loaned out New arrivals, books that are new at the library Public internet workstations, numbered 1 through 8 Nonfiction, books of fact organized by subject numbers Nonfiction, books of fact organized by subject numbers Access ramp leading from accessible parking area to library porch and entrance Fiction, or novels and stories for adults, arranged by the author's last name Genre fiction, separate sections for Westerns, Science Fiction, and Mysteries Elevator to second floor Library catalog computers, used to find books and media in the library Word processing computers, used to create resumes, flyers, documents, and spreadsheets, please note that there is no internet access on word processing computers copy machine, paper copies are ten cents or you may scan to a flash drive using this machine copy machine, paper copies are ten cents or you may scan to a flash drive using this machine Children's room and children's service desk, children's librarian Restroom, all library restrooms are wheelchair accessible Restroom, all library restrooms are wheelchair accessible Circulation desk, check out and return your books here Magazines and newspapers, the most recent editions, older issues may be shelved on the second floor Paperback section for small-format paperback fiction Large print books are shelved along the wall near the windows Children's story room, smaller story-times and puppet shows take place here Library entrance featuring double doors that open automatically at center and swinging doors on either side Reference and information desk, ask research questions here or get help in findiing library materials

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Library Points of Interest:  Locations & Features



Accessibility:

 The library is intended to be accessible to people with disabilities. Certain access features you may wish to be assured of before your visit are shown on the map in blue. For more detailed information about access at the Main Library in Eureka, please view our Library Access for People with Disabilities page.

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Art in the Library:

The library walls and display cases feature art and artifact displays year round.  The Hagopian Art Gallery on the 2nd floor features new exhibits each month.

Audiovisual Media:

Movies, music, and audiobooks for adults are available on the 2nd floor. Turn left as you exit the stairs or elevator.  Those just for children are on the 1st floor in the Children's Room. Movies, music and audiobooks in Spanish are shelved with the Spanish Language Collection.

Book Return:

The after-hours book return is located outside the building, at shoulder height on the outer wall just to the right of the library entrance.alcove

Bookstore:

The Serendipity Bookstore offers used books, audiobooks, and other materials at bargain prices.  The bookstore is operated by the Friends of the Redwood Libraries. All funds raised are used for projects that support the library. The store is located on the 2nd floor.  You will find the bookstore entrance to your left as you walk into the Audiovisual area.

Bulletin Board:

 A bulletin board is on the wall between the magazine area and the Children's Room. The board features flyers and announcements of non-profit, cultural, and educational public events in our community. A poster kiosk outside the library also provides community event information. To request that your notice be posted, please bring it to the Reference Desk.

Catalog Stations

: You can find books and other library materials by using our Online Catalog computer stations.  Catalog stations are scattered through the library, including in the Adult nonfiction area, in the Children's Room, and upstairs in the Media Room and Humboldt Room.

Children's Desk:

Ask questions and get help in using anything in the Children's Room at this service desk, where you'll often find a librarian on duty. The Children's Desk is marked on the map as number 8.

Circulation Desk:

You can check out library materials, get a library card, return books, pay your fines, and renew books here. This desk is marked on map as number 3.

Computer Stations:

Computer workstations dedicated to a variety of uses are located throughout the library, including catalog stations, word processing stations, public internet stations, and more.

Copy Machines:

There is a copy machine is available near each staff desk. A color copier is available on the 2nd floor in the Humboldt Room.

Drinking Fountain:

The water fountain is located on the right hand side of the outer lobby as you enter the library.

Elevator:

The elevator and stairs are located in the center of the library, across from the Reference Desk. The elevator is marked on the map as number 5.

Emergency Exits:

  In an emergency please go to the nearest exit.   There are emergency exits in the children's room near the copy machine, in adult nonfiction on the West wall near the wi-fi plug-in counter, and upstairs in the media room and periodicals room.  Emergency exits are marked (E) on the map. 

Entrance:

The library entrance features automatic doors that open at your approach. Step into the lobby to find a pay telephone on your left and drinking fountains on your right.  Then there's another set of double doors, and you have entered the library lobby.  Restrooms are to your right.  The library's first floor is straight ahead. 

Fiction Collection:

The fiction collection is shelved in order by the author's last name.  The fiction collection includes novels and stories to satisfy a wide variety of reading interests, from bestsellers to lesser-known literary gems, and from cult favorites to classics. The mystery, science fiction, and western genres are shelved as smaller collections in the fiction area. Paperback fiction is shelved along the wall at the back of this section.  

Hagopian Art Gallery:

Collections of work by local artists and photographers rotate through the library's art gallery. It is located on the 2nd floor.

Humboldt Room:

This peaceful 2nd floor room, with a view of the harbor, is the showpiece of the library. This is our local history collection. Books, photos, maps, journals, yearbooks, rare documents and other materials for reference use are shelved here. A service desk, most often staffed by helpful and knowledgeable volunteers, is located just inside the door on your right as you enter. A copy machine is available for your use, featuring both black and white and color copies.

Internet Terminals:

These are available for public use. Bring your library card or ask at the Reference Desk for a guest pass. You may print from these stations. Pay for your prints at the Reference Desk.

Japanese Language Collection:

A small collection of books in the Japanese and Chinese languages is available in shelves built into the reference desk, on the public side of the back of the desk. 

Large Print Books:

Books in large type are shelved along the north wall of the library. As you face the windows and enjoy the view of the harbor and bridge,  you can see this collection along the walls to either side of the windows.  This substantial collection runs around the northeast corner of the room and continues along the wall between the fiction collection and the Children's Room. The north wall and large print book area are marked on the map as number 4.

Literacy Collection:

A small collection of books for adults who are learning to read can be found below the Literacy Program display on the north wall of the library. As you face the windows showing a view of the harbor, this display is to the left of the central aisle.

Magazines and Newspapers:

Recent copies are found in the periodicals area on the first floor, which provides comfortable seating for readers. Older magazines and newspapers may be found on the 2nd floor in the periodical back files. Check our Magazine & Newspaper List to see what the library has in stock.  Also, see our eBooks page for downloadable eMagazines, and our Articles and Databases page to search for printable magazine and newspaper articles by subject.  The library subscribes so that you can get the information for free.

Meeting Room:

The Large Meeting Room is located to your left as you enter the library.
Meeting room use policies can be found online.

Microfilm Reader-Printers:

Microfilm of local newspapers and microfilm reading and printing machines are available in the periodical room on the 2nd floor.  Printing from the microfilm costs 25 cents per page.  These machines are not digital and do not save to a USB drive.

Mysteries:

The mystery, science fiction, and western genres are shelved as smaller collections in the fiction area. This area is marked on the map as number 6. In the fiction section, as you approach the Children's Room down the fiction aisle, all of these small collections are on your right. Look at the small white signs on the ends of the shelves to find the correct section.

New Arrivals Shelf:

  New adult fiction and nonfiction are displayed to your left as you approach the Reference Desk from the library entrance. Fiction faces out, and nonfiction is on the reverse side of the shelf.  The new arrivals shelf is marked on the map as number 2.

Nonfiction Collection:

This collection supports the education, information and cultural needs of our community. You can check these books out. Books in the nonfiction collection are organized by subject, using the Dewey System which assigns a number to each subject.  Thus, in the Humboldt County Library and in most public libraries around the USA, you'll find books about tame animals at call number 636, and books specifically about dogs at call number 636.7,
 

Oversized Books:

Most large books fit on the library's ordinary shelves, but certain volumes are so very large that they are shelved separately. You will find these on the north wall of the library, near the northwest corner of the building. As you face the windows showing a view of the harbor, the oversized books are on the wall to your left, near the corner of the room.

Paperback Fiction:

Paperback fiction is shelved along the wall between the mystery books and the Children's Room.

Parenting Corner:

For your convenience, a small collection of books, pamphlets, DVDs, videos, and audiobooks on parenting issues is kept in the southwest corner of the Children's Room, near the door to the Story Room.   As you step through the main Children's Room doorway, you will see the Parenting Corner on your right.

Periodical Back Files:

Older magazines and newspapers may be found on the 2nd floor in the periodical back files. Some periodicals are kept in print format and others in microfilm. Microfilm reader-printers, a copy machine, and a typewriter are located in this room.

Ramp:

Near the accessible parking area, a ramp leads to the library entrance. The emergency exits from the adult reading area and the Children's Room also feature ramps.

Reference Collection:

Reference materials are especially useful sources of information that remain in the library to be consistently available to all library users. They include many of our the following resources:
  • Almanacs
  • Atlases
  • Auto Repair Manuals
  • Bibliographies
  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias
  • Indexes
  • Medical Reference Books
  • Sources of Statistics
  • Telephone Books



The Reference Collection also features digital databases and online access to periodicals, encyclopedias, and more.

  Many of these digital resources can be used from home at any hour by visiting the library website Articles & Databases page.

Reference Desk:

  At the reference desk you can ask questions, get help with research, request books from other libraries, and get assistance in using books, computers, and reference materials. The location of the Reference Desk is marked on the map as number 1.

Restrooms:

  Men's and women's restrooms are located near the library entrance, on the right as you walk in. A child-sized restroom is available in the Children's Room. Restrooms are accessible to wheelchair users and feature hand rails and Braille signage.

Science Fiction:

  The Science Fiction, Mystery, and Western genres are shelved as smaller collections in the fiction area. As you approach the Children's Room down the Fiction aisle, Science Fiction is on your right. Look at the small white signs on the ends of the shelves to find the correct section. (The genre fiction area is marked on the map as number 6.)

Spanish Language Collection:

  This collection is located to your left as you pass the circulation desk on entering the library.  Walk past the Young Adult Room and you will find the books in Spanish in the next alcove on your left.  You'll also find materials in Spanish for children in the Children's Room and Spanish-language materials for Young Adults in the Young Adult Room.

Story Room:

This little room is used for cozy story times, and features stepped floor seating and a built-in puppet stage.  You will find it just inside the entry to the children's room, on your right. The Story Room is marked on the map as number 7.

Telephone:

A pay telephone is located in the lobby, to your left as you enter the library.

Typewriter:

There is a typewriter available for public use on the library's second floor in the Periodicals Room.  There are also several word-processing computers located on the first floor.

Video Return:

This is located outside the building, on the library porch and to the right of the library entrance, for after-hours returns of videos, dvds, and music.

Western Novels:

The western, science fiction, and mystery genres are shelved as smaller collections in the fiction area. As you approach the Children's Room down the fiction aisle, westerns are on your right. Look at the small white signs on the ends of the shelves to find the correct section. This area is marked on map as number 6.

Word Processing Stations:

These stations are located in the seating area west of the Reference Desk. These computer stations allow you more time, and feature a range of useful software including word processing, résumé software, and spreadsheets. The word processing computers do not connect to the Internet.  Bring a USB flash drive or thumb drive to save your work and/or transfer it to the Internet.  If you don't  have a USB drive, they are available at the Serendipity Bookstore on the second floor of the library and cost less than five dollars.   You may print from the Word Processing stations. Pay for your prints at the Reference Desk, 10 cents per page.


Young Adult Room:

Located to your left as you pass the Circulation Desk on entering the library, this room is stocked with books, audiobooks and magazines of interest to teens. Seating is reserved for teens and accompanying family members.