Locating Books

Once you find a print book in the catalog, it is time to locate the book in the library. To find a book, pay attention to the availability, location, and call number of the book.

Example print book in the library catalog

Availability - Lets you know if a book is available or currently checked out.

Location - Tells you in what section of the library you'll find the item.

  • Library Main Stacks - Begins on the 2nd of the RIC after the periodicals and continues on the 3rd floor.
  • Library Reference - Located on the 1st floor of the RIC. Reference items are non-circulating (can't be checked out).

Call Number - Gives the physical location for where a book is shelved.

Reading Call Numbers

Note: Call numbers are read line by line, top to bottom.