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How do I locate a book in the library?

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To locate a book in Doherty, you will need to have the book's call number from the library catalog

General Book Collection

Books with call numbers beginning A-E are on the first floor, west wing (to the right as you enter the library). Books with call numbers beginning F–P are on the second floor, moving alphabetically from west to east. Books with call numbers beginning Q-Z are in the library basement, also from west to east. Shelves and areas of the library are labelled with their call number ranges.

Reference and Special Collections

Books in the Reference Collection and other special collections are ordered by call number within those collection areas. The Reference Collection and Elllis Collections are on the first floor, east wing, and the Graduate Philosophy Collection is on the 2nd floor, west wing.

Reading Call Numbers

Read the call number in alpha-numeric order, from the top down.

(image from "Understanding Call Numbers" by Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)

For more information on call numbers, how to use them and how they benefit you, view the research guide: Understanding Call Numbers.

See the link below for a map of Doherty Library.

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