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FYE: Weird Things

This guide will help you learn how to navigate the library resources.

Where are the books?

Find a book using the library catalog. You can use: 

  • keywords
  • author's name
  • book title

  • Most print books in the library are on the 2nd or 4th floor. These areas are called the "stacks."
  • Each set of shelves holds books on different subjects. The subjects have codes, called "call numbers."
  • Bookshelves are labeled with different call number "ranges."
    • Ranges correspond to subjects, geography, and time periods.

How are the books organized?

  • Library of Congress call numbers are used for each book
    • the books have the date they were published on the side
    • use the call number (DG731.82.D43 S67 2022) to find the item in the library 
  • 4th floor: N through Z
  • 3rd floor: encyclopedias and reference materials 
  • 2nd floor: A through L