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Wilson Dental Library Student Worker Training Guide: Getting Started

Printing

How to Print Video

Refer to the below steps when assisting patrons with how to pay for printing:

1. Anyone with a USC ID can set up discretionary funds on via USCard to use for printing. 

2. Patrons can purchase print cards from the VendaCard machine by the copiers. This is a cash only system, that does not provide change. 

  • $2.00 option yields a print card with $1.25 in funds
  • $5.00 option yields a print card with $4.25 in funds

3. If patrons are unable to set up USCard or buy a print card, we do offer a cash only option via the Note printer behind the library desk. 

Our Printers:

WDL_VREF

  • located in the virtual reference area
  • $.10 for single-sided prints
  • $.18 for double-sided prints
  • can use USCard or print card

LC_VREF

  • located in the Learning Center
  • $.10 for single-sided prints
  • $.18 for double-sided prints
  • can use USCard or print card

WDL_COLOR

  • located behind the circulation desk
  • $.50 for singled-sided prints
  • $1.00 for double-sided prints
  • cash only

Copying

Refer to the below steps when assisting patrons with how to pay for copying:

1. Anyone with a USC ID can set up discretionary funds on via USCard to use for copying.

2. Patrons can purchase print cards from the VendaCard machine by the copiers. This is a cash only system, that does not provide change. 

  • $2.00 option yields a print card with $1.25 in funds
  • $5.00 option yields a print card with $4.25 in funds

Our Copiers:

Card Copier

  • located in the copy room
  • $.10 for single-sided copies
  • $.18 for double-sided copies
  • can use USCard or print card

Department Copier

  • located in the copy room
  • A copy code is required to operate the departmental copier. Codes are supplied by departmental administrative assistants.

Library Cards

USC ID cards serve as library cards. 

We are no longer use Dental IDs.

For those not-affiliated with USC and are health professionals, there is an option to set them up as a fee borrower - refer all these queries to Staff.

National Library of Medicine Call Numbers

The Wilson Dental Library uses the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Classification System. Call Numbers are assigned to all materials and are used to locate items on the shelves. 

Call Numbers tell you where to find the book. It is made up of letters, whole numbers, decimals and even volume or copy numbers. This means that every book has a specific location and no two books have the same call number.

Steps for understanding NLM Call Numbers:

EXAMPLE: WU 18.2 W842d 2017

Step 1: Break the Call Number down into separate lines as follows

            line 1 - WU

            line 2 - 18.2

            line 3 - W842d

            line 4 - 2017

Step 2: Look at Line 1. Books are arranged in alphabetical order.

Step 3: Look at Line 2. After arranging the books in alphabetical order, books are arranged in number order.

Step 4: Look at Line 3. Pay attention to the letter and number. Letters are arranged in alphabetical order; however, the numbers should be read as decimal numbers.

         For example: W842d should be viewed as W .842d - this is why W842d and W8429d would come before W9.

Step 5: Look at Line 4. This tells you the publication date. Arrange in chronological order.

Please take this call number quiz.

Group Study Rooms

We have two group study rooms available to Ostrow students, faculty, and staff only. They can go here to make a reservation.

When checking out Group Study Rooms, check that the patron's ID matches the name used for the reservation. They must match in order to move forward with checking out the room. The person that makes the reservation must be the person who checks out the room.

Patrons can only make one booking per day, but are permitted to extend their reservation if no other patron has requested use of the room. They must check in with Staff when the reservation ends (reservations are in 2 hour increments).

Group Study Room 1 holds six people and Group Study Room 2 holds eight people. If you notice that either of these rooms are over capacity, please notify a Staff member.

The Rare Book Room is for Staff and Faculty use only. Please direct requests to WDL Staff.

Fines & Fees

Always refer to a Staff member when a patron inquires about any fines or fees associated on their account.

Fax

We do offer to send and receive faxes for any patron. This is a cash only transaction and we use the guide below to calculate cost:

Sending 4 pages or less: $2.00

Sending 5 pages or more: 50 cents per page after $2.00

Receiving 8 pages or less: $2.00

Receiving 9 pages or more: 25 cents per page after $2.00

Sending internationally: Additional $5.00 charge

*always dial *1* before entering the fax number*