Education, Student Life

Library terms in plain talk

October 25, 2017

Do you feel like a fish out of water when somebody is talking about reading room copies or monographies? Learn the meaning of some strange words that might have puzzled you during your library visits:

Arcada Finna – Arcada’s Library Catalogue. In Arcada Finna you’ll find all the printed materials in the Arcada library and some e-materials.

E-book – electronic book, available online

Elib – an e-book platform containing books mostly in Swedish, but also in English. Both Fiction and Nonfiction. You need a library card from the Arcada Library for downloading the books.

Interlibrary borrowing – Loans from Libraries outside the Helsinki Metropolitan area

Department copy – a teacher’s copy of a book.

Text book – a coursebook: a book used by students when they do a particular course of study. The loan period is 14 days

Libguides – your one -stop-shop for the library resources. Find journal articles, books, instructions within your own field in the library guides

Reading room copies – Books that can be used in the library during the day, can be borrowed overnight or for the weekend

Monography – is another word for book. The loan period is 14 days.

Overnight loan – from 3 p.m. to 11.a.m the following work day. May also be borrowed for the weekend.

Reference book – Fiction books to be used for reference purposes. For Library use only. For example, a dictionary or encyclopedia

UDC – A numerical system that indicates on which shelf in the library the books are found.