Description of the Second Floor
Hagopian Art GalleryEnter the library's second floor and find yourself in an art gallery! Redwood Art Association curates the Hagopian, featuring free monthly art exhibits ranging from fine arts and photography to our annual display of children's book-related artwork. When entering the gallery, the Humboldt Room is to your right and the Audiovisual Media room is to your left.
Audio and Video Area
DVDs, books on CD, music CDs, language-learning kits and more are available in this room. There's also a library catalog computer and a small set of books to help you come up with movie viewing ideas. The Serendipity Bookstore raises money for the library and can be reached from the Audiovisual Room. Several other areas can be reached from this central room and the art gallery, as follows.
Periodicals, Microfilm and Microfilm Reader-Printers.These are available in the Periodical room, the next open doorway after the AV room. Older magazines and newspapers are here, some in print format and others in microfilm. There is also a copy machine in this room. It takes coins and bills, and makes black-and-white copies only.
The Second Floor Service Desk: This is located in an office a few steps past the doorway to the Serendipity Bookstore along the left-hand wall of the AV room as you enter it. A staff member is available to assist you and, if not in the office, may be in any of the upstairs rooms when you visit.
The Humboldt Room:A peaceful room with a view of the harbor, this is the showpiece of the library. Here you will find our local history collection. Books, photos, maps, journals, yearbooks, rare documents and other materials for reference use are shelved here. A service desk, staffed by helpful and knowledgeable volunteers, is located just inside the door on your right as you enter. A copy machine is available, featuring both black and white and color copies. This room also houses a Closed Circuit TV Magnifier, enabling people with low vision to read print or view images at a more comfortable size.
Stairs and Elevator to the First Floor:The elevator is entered from the art gallery. The stairs descend to your right as you enter the hallway leading from the art gallery to the administration office.
Second Floor Emergency Exits:In an emergency, use the stairs to exit the second floor. You may use the ordinary stairs. If there is danger, there are also two emergency exit doors, one from the Audiovisual Room and one from the Periodicals room. Both lead to the back stairs at the end of a staff hallway. At the bottom of the back stairs, turn left and follow the signs to an exit that will take you out of the building. AN ALARM WILL SOUND whenever emergency exits are used.
(If you use a wheelchair or cannot navigate stairs, please wait by the top of either set of stairs for emergency assistance.)