State University Libraries
ITEMS USING CATALOG INFO
locate an item using information obtained from the catalog,
you need to know at least three things:
library houses the item,
item's call number, and
collection to look in.
you need one more piece of information before trying to retrieve an
item: where to find the different library collections.
Collections in the libraries are housed in different areas based on
their primary purpose and/or format. For example, reference books
are shelved together to provide easier access to the materials, periodicals
are housed together due to their format, and microform cabinets are
located close to the periodicals because most of the materials on
microfiche and microfilm are periodicals.
To learn the location of specific library collections, use the online
floor plans for Dick
Smith Library and for Tarleton
Library – Central Texas.
Library Orientation Site Index
an Item's Record
Classification & Call Numbers