Finding Books on the Shelf
Once you have identified a book that you would like to look at, you need to locate it in one of our libraries.
Fortunately, the page for each book will tell you where it can be found. Let's go back to that first book in our results list.
There are THREE things you need to make note of when you go to search for a book in the shelves (sometimes called stacks — that's just a fancy library term for shelf!).
So we can easily see that this book is in Mortensen Library. "Shelves" means it is in the main collection of books.
(Other Shelving Locations that you might see are "Reference," "Oversized," "Archives," or "Reserves." there are others, too, but these are the most common.)
Next, you can look at the map on the page to see where in the library you need to start looking. There will be a small map on the book's page, like this:
When you click on it, you will get a larger, more readable version:
This tells you that this book is on the upper level of Mortensen, and it highlights the area of the shelves where it is located.
So now you can find the book, right? Hold on a minute. Not quite.
We've got to go back to that "call number" thing we mentioned a few minutes ago.
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