Reference Services Special Collections
on the Adult Services computer labs click here.
Reference: Located on the east wall behind the reference desk, this collection
contains business and investing information in print. Customers can find help
in starting a small business, company information, investment information, as
well as many other resources. This material does not check out.
Periodicals: This area is located on the east wall just north of the Business
Reference collection. Customers will find the latest editions of the Wall Street
Journal, Money, and many other investment newspapers and magazines. Older editions
of magazines and newspapers may be checked out.
Further north the library has placed all of our holiday books together. The collection
consists mainly of Christmas books, but other holidays are represented here
as well. Most items will check out.
The final special collection on the east wall is the Career Collection. Customers
needing help in writing cover letters and resumes, job interviewing information,
or career information in general will find a good collection of materials here.
Many items may be checked out.
Vertical Files: Situated
in the center isle between the east and west walls are the general vertical files
and the Colorado files. The Colorado File contains local historical and government
information. Patrons will also find a variety of tourist information from cities
and towns across Colorado. This material does not check out. The general vertical
files provides supplemental pamphlet information a variety of subjects from tourist
information about Spain to how to identify and treat a spider bite. This material
is available for checkout for one week.
Map Collection: Beyond the general vertical files, the library has a good collection of topographical,
trail and city maps for patrons to check out.
Automotive Collection: Located in the northwest corner of the second floor, this collection is a useful
collection for the shadetree mechanic. We keep a full collection of repair manuals
for cars, trucks, tractors, and motorcycles here. Many items can be checked out,
and copies can be made of those items that are for reference use only.
Spanish Collection: Longmont has a large Hispanic population, and
our collection of Spanish language books has been growing with the population.
Readers will find the latest novels as well as general encyclopedias to check
Literacy Collection: Located south of the Spanish
and automotive areas on the west wall , this collection is geared towards the
new reader or the person trying to sharpen their English as a second language
skills. Books and tapes all check out.
adult biographies and autobiographies are located further south and west of the
Literacy collection. All items are arranged by Dewey and all can be checked out.
Special Services, Interlibrary Loan (ILL): If after all your
searching in the library, you cannot locate what you need, we may be able to obtain
the material for you from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. ILL Information
All Circulating Adult Books: Fiction and nonfiction books are
located on the second floor. Fiction is arranged by authors last name, nonfiction
by Dewey number. When using the library's electronic catalogue the term "Adult
Collection" refers to items located on the second floor.
The Periodicals Department
Come to the 2nd floor near the top of the stairs to find:
- Magazines and newspapers, with the exception of Business, Childrens and Teens
- Three Public Access Terminals for searching our Library's holdings
- A viewing station for watching library DVD's.
- Three microfilm/fiche reader-printers. Two photocopiers are nearby.
Periodicals Special Collections
Magazines: We subscribe to over 400 magazines in print and keep past issues, as well. The Ebsco Research Database offers indexing to hundreds of magazines, many with full-text articles, as well as journals and newspapers we do not currently own. This database is available from your home computer. Go to search catalog on our homepage and then go to online databases.
Newspapers: We provide most of the Front Range Colorado newspapers as well as a few national newspapers. Our local newspaper, The Longmont Daily Times-Call, is indexed and on microfilm for issues older than 6 months. Three microfilm reader-printers are available, and the costs of prints are ten cents each. The Denver Post and Denver Rocky Mountain News are available online in full-text. Articles can be printed or sent to patron's personal e-mail.
Newspaper index: For the Longmont Ledger and The Longmont Times-Call. This paper index provides access to our microfilm collectio. It begins with the 1870's to about 2008. An online index to the Times-Call will provide access from 2004 to current.
Newspapers on microfilm: Our film covers local papers from the 1870's to current. The library provides three microfilm reader/printers for our patrons to use to view the microfilm or to print from them, copies are ten cents each. Mail or phone requests for obituaries are limited to three with shipping and handling extra.
Business Periodicals: These are located on the east wall north of the Business Reference. Business-related magazines and newspapers can be found here.
Consumer /Index Table: Consumer magazines, and new and used car buying guides are available, as well as information on computers and audio/visual equipment. Current Readers Guides and indexes to National Geographic, American Heritage, and other publications can be found here.
Check-out policy: Library patrons can check out ten magazines or newspapers for one week, and renew for one week. The Times-Call cannot be checked out nor can the current issues of magazines or other newspapers.