When the Library is open, anyone may use the collections or request services. Visitors, i.e., those persons not registered as library users, are required to sign the guest book on the stand in the lobby.
The building consists of two wings with four floors. The west side is the newer section, completed in 1996. The east side is the original building, completed in 1953 and renovated in 1996. The main entrance is located on the 2nd floor of the west side. All other exterior doors are locked and alarmed. In an emergency, all exterior doors may be used as exits. In case of a fire, do not use the elevators. Follow signs to the nearest ground level exit. The midrange floor is located between the 1st and 2nd floors on the east side only.
The location of services and materials is as follows:
Third Floor West (3W)
- C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives
- Griffith Children’s Library
- Audio/visual room
- Computer labs
Second Floor West (2W)
- Reference books
- Reference computers
- Current periodicals
- Microform area
First Floor West (1W)
- Circulating books BV-Z and oversize
- Technical Services
- Providence Presbytery Seminar Room
Third Floor East (3E)
- Circulating books with Union call numbers
Second Floor East (2E)
- Bound periodicals
- Visiting scholar offices
- Foothills Presbytery Seminar Room
- New Harmony Presbytery Meeting Room
Midrange Floor East (MidE)
- Circulating books A-BR and theses
First Floor East (1E)
- Circulating books BS-BT
- Media Services
The building has several different configurations of tables and chairs on each floor for study and research. The reference area on 2W is a place for conversations. Quiet areas with tables are located in the bound periodicals room on 2E and the study areas adjacent to the carrels on 1W and 3W.
Three meeting rooms are available in the Library, but must be scheduled through the CTS facilities coordinator. Four visiting scholar offices on 2E are also available, but must be scheduled through the academic dean’s office.