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Research and the Library: Using Resources WISely

This tutorial and module will guide you through the process of library research.

Library Stacks

Library "stacks" are where materials are shelved in the library.

To find resources housed in Willet Library:

1. Find your material in LUCY, our online catalog. 

2. Look for the LOCATION and/or CALL NUMBER of the material.

  • Here is an example of a call number - PR4034 .S3 1900z

3. Use the following table to help you locate your material:

Library Resource Locations

Resource Location Loan Period
Circulating Collection 3rd floor 21 days
Scores 2nd floor 7 days
Oversize 2nd floor 21 days
Juvenile 2nd floor 7 days
Nursing 2nd floor 21 days
Reference 2nd floor Library Use Only
Media: DVD 1st floor Library Use Only
Media: VHS, CD 2nd floor Library Use Only
Video-to-go DVDs 1st floor 3 days
New Books 1st floor 21 days
Special Collections   3rd floor   Library Use Only
Periodicals 2nd floor Library Use Only


This useful handout will help you understand how to read a call number.

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