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Library For SuperStar
The StarCenter located at the center of campus would attract freshmen who came to university for the first time. That is where the library for SuperStar is. It has built in 2011 and has more than 670,000 books.
You can see UPIA, which is a lost and found unit, reading place, archive on the second floor. The state of the art system makes the library as known as ‘Smart Library.’The facilities on the second floor are well known to students. On the third floor, there are many facilities including the archive, media valley, hatch lounge. You can see serials archive if you go to second floor, which has a number of international academic journals and magazines. In addition, you can search information from‘The Library of Congress’at the original text search desk. Next to serials archive, there are reference materials you can use for your course assignment such as dictionary, yearbook, statute book or various statistic sources. You cannot rent every book at the reference materials session except musical scores.
There is a sky garden next to serials archive. The sky garden covered with artificial grass can be used as a outdoor classroom, but normally it is a place for students to take a rest. When weather is good, you will be able to see students chilling on the cozy sofa. The sky garden is known as a famous photo zone for its rich sunshine.
E-learning Zone, Media Valley, Graphic novel zone, Hatch Lounge are located deep inside of the third floor. PC at E-learning Zone only can be used after making a registration at the university library homepage. Next to the E-learning Zone, there is a list of movie recommendation of the month. The media valley rents you many movies, and you can watch them with a personal monitor on the spot and DVD zones that allow 2, 4, 6 people to watch movies together. It is strongly recommended for movie lovers or students to spend spare time between classes. Due to COVID-19, more than 3 people are not available to use the DVD Zone now.
At the library, there are many facilities but special places such as graphic novel zone, VR game zone, 3D printer zone are not well known to many students. The graphic novel zone has translated graphic novels of Marvel, DC and Starwars. You have to visit there if you want to know more of hidden stories of those movies. Although rental is not available, you can read comics at the hatch lounge. At the VR game zone, you can enjoy various free games. In addition, you can just lay down on the sofa placed for students to take a rest. The VR game zone has a 3D printer, too. In order to use it, you need to register at the university library homepage. You can use it only once a month, and no more than 100 grams per person each.
In the library, there are more places that provide convenience to students. If you are freshmen who are not familiar with university facilities or those who have not used the library yet, please consider using library references and archives as well as other various facilities at the third floor. Hope you enjoy your campus life with them.
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