Library North is larger of the two Library buildings. It is the building where the Loan Desk and the Reference Center are located.
Palmer Wing is the smaller of our two Library buildings. It is connected to Library North on the three floors above ground level.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th,
A and B
Level B in Library North is one story below ground level; Level A is the next floor down.
GIS (Government Information Services) is located on the 2nd Floor of Library North. Most United States and California government documents are available here.
PERIODICALS North A
Level-A, Library North. [This is two floors below ground level.]
Large books, also called "folios" or "oversized" are placed AT THE END of regular call number ranges ON EVERY FLOOR. For example: A - K books are shelved on the 3rd floor of Library North and all A - K oversized books are shelved after the regular sized K books.
All high-use Reference books are shelved behind the Reference Center on the 1st Floor, Library North. Older reference books are shelved in the Reference Annex Section on Level A.
Ask for this Library material at the Loan Desk, 1st Floor, Library North.
A number of other special location designations may also appear on the screen. Most are self-explanatory. Please ask at the Reference Center if you don't understand a location designation.
Call numbers tell you where an item is located on the shelves. Because books with similar call numbers will also have similar subjects, you may find other books on the subject you're looking for next to the one you want. Call numbers are arranged both alphabetically (A before B, RA before RB, etc.), and numerically, (5499 before 5500, 5401.5 before 5402, etc.). See Understanding Call Numbers.