Library Departments

ACQUISITIONS RESOURCES AND DISCOVERY SERVICES (ARDS)
is responsible for providing acquisitions of all library materials to support academic programs, including access to and support of all electronic resources.

ART, ART HISTORY, and DESIGN DEPARTMENT
supports the visual and performing arts, including Art, Art History, and Design; Film, Television, and Theatre. Media materials are collected in all disciplines.

AUDIO/VIDEO (see Music and Media Services)

BUILDING SERVICES
is responsible for safety and maintenance, space management, and mail delivery within the Hesburgh Library.

CATALOGING DEPARTMENT (SE quadrant, first floor -- past the elevators)
supports the teaching and research mission of the University by providing descriptive and subject access to the University Libraries' collections through records in the ND Catalog.

CIRCULATION (first floor)
is responsible for charging out and processing the return of library materials and for obtaining items which are missing from the shelf. It is located near the turnstiles in the first floor lobby.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT (room 1201)
in conjunction with the faculties develops library collections for research and teaching. The Department maintains contact with the various academic departments through its subject librarians and liaisons, and welcomes recommendations for new acquisitions from the University community.

COMMERCIAL BINDERY PREPARATION UNIT (CBPU) (room 219)
located on the second floor of the Hesburgh Library and is one of six units of the Preservation Department. It is responsible for preparing, shipping, and receiving Hesburgh Library volumes to be sent to the off campus commercial binder and for coordinating and monitoring commercial binding activities for all other branch libraries along with preparation of commercial mass deacidification shipments.

COPY MACHINES
Machines are located on the first floor in the Reference area, on the second floor in the lobby at the top of the main stairs and in the Tower on the 5th, 7th and 13th floors.

CURRENT PERIODICALS CENTER (First floor)
houses approximately 2300 titles of current journals and newspapers. Back runs are located in the tower of Hesburgh or on microformat (Lower Level).

DESKTOP COMPUTING & NETWORK SERVICES (11th floor)
as part of the Information Systems & Access Division of the University of Notre Dame Libraries it is here to help University of Notre Dame Library faculty and staff members with any computer-related questions or problems they have.

DIGITAL LIBRARY SERVICES
With a focus on collaboration locally and externally, the Digital Library Services department strives to provide innovative, feature rich, robust digital library technology solutions for the Hesburgh Libraries and wider Notre Dame community to advance research and scholarship in the information age.

DOCUMENT DELIVERY (room 208)
provides next day delivery of books and photocopies of articles from the University Libraries of Notre Dame collections for Arts and Letters faculty. Branch Library and Information Center Document Deliver Service provides next day delivery of books and photocopies from the University Libraries of Notre Dame collections for Notre Dame faculty, post-doctoral students, and administrative or office staff.

DOCUMENT ACCESS & DATABASE MANAGEMENT
This department is comprised of two units: Government Document Technical Services (Gov Docs) and Catalog and Database Maintenance (CADM). Our mission is to insure online access to and integrity of bibliographic and holdings data of the collections in all formats.

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS CENTER (lower level)
has over 800,000 United States government documents received since January 1, 1968. It contains a broad range of materials covering anything from lawn care to poetry to history and is particularly rich in the areas of public affairs, energy, environmental sciences, statistics and technical information. These materials are arranged according to the Superintendent of Documents (SuDoc) classification system. Assistance in finding U.N. or European Union (E.U.) documents or earlier U.S. materials is also available.

INFORMATION, RESEARCH & INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES (IRIS, first floor)
offers assistance in all facets of library use: suggesting sources for information on various subjects; supplying specific factual information; assisting in the use of reference tools and in the use of the online catalog and other electronic resources. The Reference Collection includes over 40,000 books and indexes and numerous electronic resources that have been selected to support the Libraries' reference service. These materials include bibliographies, biographical sources, dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, almanacs and yearbooks as well as general and specific periodical indexes and abstracts.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND DIGITAL ACCESS (ISDA)
ISDA Departments manage acquisition, discovery and access to information resources and library digital assets. ISDA manages information systems development activities throughout the Libraries, including enhancement and use of the ALEPH 500 integrated library system, discovery layer systems, web and enterprise system servers, the library website, digital repository development and access tools related to management or user access to print and electronic resources. ISDA manages acquisition, deployment and support for computer hardware and software for library personnel and public access and training areas.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN (room 208)
is responsible for securing from other libraries books and journal articles not owned by the University Libraries. Allow a minimum of two weeks for delivery. The service is free.

LIBRARY ADVANCEMENT OFFICE
Advancing through the generosity and support of our friends.

LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES (room 222B)
provides a complete range of instructional services from orientation tours, to topical workshops, to graduate research courses. Please feel free to make use of this service when planning a course or making a research assignment. The Library Instructional Services Coordinator may be reached at 631-3172.

LICENSING PAY SERIALS ACQUISITIONS UNIT (room 114)
manages the licensing of electronic resources being added to the Libraries' collections as well as order and payment of serials and electronic resources.

LOWER LEVEL SERVICES (Lower Level)
has the Microforms (microfilm, microfiche, and microcards) which accommodates a broad variety of materials available in microform and the equipment and indexes that facilitate their use. Photocopying to paper is possible. The collection of over 1 million items includes journals, newspapers, books, manuscripts, annual reports of corporations and extensive research collections.

MEDIEVAL INSTITUTE LIBRARY (seventh floor)
houses a special collection of resources concerning medieval intellectual history and university life and features the renowned Ambrosiana Microfilm Collection.

MONOGRAPHIC ACQUISITIONS UNIT (first floor -- past the elevators)
acquires, processes and pays for monographs necessary to suppport the teaching and research mission of the University in an efficient and cost effective manner.

MUSIC and MEDIA SERVICES UNIT (room 203)
provides an extensive collection of over 12,200 audio and video recordings for class assignments and leisure listening or viewing. The audio collection includes both music and the spoken word while the video collection contains documentaries and classic English and foreign language films.

PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT (Hesburgh Library and Reyniers Building)
committed to preserving important research collections to ensure their continued availability to both current and future generations of researchers.

REFERENCE (see Information, Research & Instructional Services (IRIS))

RESERVE BOOK ROOM(first floor)
works in cooperation with the teaching faculty to make required reading materials for class assignments easily accessible to students. Faculty members may place on reserve personal or library copies of books, articles, etc. The department adheres to copyright laws for articles and excerpts from books and will contact copyright owners and pay permission costs that are considered reasonable.

RESOURCES ACCESS and DELIVERY DEPARTMENT
provides information and access to materials in an efficient and friendly manner.

Resource Delivery Department
consists of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (room 102)
at the west end of the concourse, houses rare books and other distinctive collections such as the Zahm Collection on Dante, the Shaw Collection on Chesterton and the Catholic Americana Collection. It also houses manuscripts, coins and cultural artifacts.

SPORTS RESEARCH (room 102)
located in Special Collections at the west end of the concourse, contains the Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Sports Research Collection. Notre Dame sports materials are housed in the University Archives (sixth floor).

STACKS MANAGEMENT
is responsible for reshelving material after it has been returned, shifting books and journals within the stacks, shelf reading and maintaining (books and the equipment used to house them, shelves, etc.)

WEB AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS DEPARTMENT

Date Last Modified: January 2, 2013