This is nothing like paradise AT ALL
April 1, 2014 10:54 AM
I'm a researcher in a new country. I'm trying to get used to the weird classification scheme and I have some questions...
posted by imperfectlibrarian to Education around (9 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This place goes on forever and I am having a hard time finding people to ask questions. I see occasional people wandering around but they're not very helpful; I can't even tell if they work here. There are no signs and no finding aids. There are no computers (is this possible?) and not even a card catalog so I keep stumbling around trying to figure out if I'm in the right section or not. All the rooms are starting to look alike.
- The books have letters on the spine but its not LC or Bliss or Colon and it's sure as hell not Dewey. I was thinking UDC considering where I am but no love.
- I have a bit of a limp and everywhere are these spiral staircases. I am trying to find a ramp or an elevator and having no luck. The railings are low enough that I suspect this place isn't ADA compliant.
- It's clear that one of these closets in each room is a bathroom, but what in the hell is the other one for?