|Office: FLITE 140F|
Welcome to the FLITE Orientation Page for International Students
If you have a question about your research or the library and you are not sure where to find the answer, FLITE can help. Ask your question in person at the Oval Information Desk, call us at (231) 591-3602, e-mail us (netref at (@) ferris.edu), or chat with a librarian online.
You can also sign up for a one-on-one appointment with a librarian if you need in-depth research assistance.
Reference books like dictionaries and encyclopedias are a great way to gather background information, explore topics, and gain a general understanding about a variety of topics.
Printed reference books are located on the First Floor. Electronic Reference Resources are found under Online Encyclopedias, Dictionaries etc. in the center box of the home page and are also listed in FLITE's Online Catalog.
To locate books in FLITE, use the Online Catalog. Each record will provide the location of the item. This location may be physical (such as FSU Main Stacks 3rd Floor) or virtual (such as FSU Internet Resources).
Books in FLITE are grouped by subject using the Library of Congress Classification System. To locate your item in the library, this call number system can be applied:
- Main Stacks, Call Numbers A-H - Lower Level
- Main Stacks, Call Numbers J-Z - Third Floor
- Reference - First Floor
- Government Documents - Second Floor
FLITE has access to thousands of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles. Many are accessible electronically. Search in the databases to locate articles on your topic. Print, microfilm, and microfiche formats are located on the 2nd floor, except for print journals ten years or older, which are located on the Lower Level.
If FLITE does not own a book or article that you need for your research, you can request it from another library. Requesting a book through MeLCat takes 3 - 7 days, and requesting a book or an article through Interlibrary Loan takes 5 - 20 days.
To access all of FLITE's electronic journal articles, books, and databases from off campus use your Ferris ID and password (same as MyFSU login). You will be prompted for this information. Additional information regarding this system can be found on the Distance Education page.
Trying to find your way around FLITE? Wonder where a particular room can be found? Try our Floor Maps link which takes you online through the building.
Printers are located on the First Floor near the Information Commons and on the Second Floor near the Periodicals Desk. Black and white pages cost .10/page and color are .50/page. The first time you use your ID card to print, it must be initialized. Please take it to the Check-out Desk on the First Floor or the Periodicals Desk on the Second Floor for initialization. Once initialized, add money to your card in dollar increments. (Change is available in the vending room.) Machine is located at the end of the check out desk.
IKON cards can also be purchased for printing. Purchase a card for $1 from the dispenser at the end of the Check-out Desk.
Once you have your ID card initialized or an IKON card with funds, follow these steps for printing at FLITE:
- Print your document using the software's print function. (For large files, print in smaller amounts of under 10 pages.)
- The print server software will ask for name and password. Password is anything of your choosing.
- Go to print server and insert card. Print server computers are located to the right of Check-out Desk and on the Second Floor.
- Locate your job from the list and select it.
- Click on print and enter the password you used when you sent the job.
- Collect your printout. Don't forget your card!
For more information, including printing in color, see Printer Directions.
You can reach information about FLITE services and resources on the FLITE homepage, the Library tab in MyFSU, and, sometimes, through your courses in FerrisConnect.
Contact: Emily Mitchell / Email / Phone: 231-591-3730 / Office: FLITE 140F
Don't forget, you are welcome to come to the Oval Information Desk and ask for help any time. You can also call us 231-591-3602 or chat with us.
Last update: January 5, 2010