About Our Collections

Atlas | Books | Electronic Resources | Government Documents | Children's Books
Music & Media | Microforms | Periodicals | Reference Sources | Special Collections 


Guide to Collection Development
Atlas Collection
The Library maintains a small collection of less than 200 historical and geographical atlases in a separate location on the 2nd Floor of Library North. These atlases too tall or wide to be shelved in the general book collection.

Books Collection
Circulation CollectionThis is the designation given the Library's main circulating collection of more than 700,000 books. These books are shelved in Library of Congress call number order as shown below.

A - H North 2 Books that are OVERSIZED (too tall or wide) are shelved separately on special bookshelf ranges located AT THE END of regular call number ranges. There are oversized ranges ON EVERY FLOOR.
J - QE North 3
QH - Z Palmer 3

Electronic Resources   electronic
This is the Library's large and rapidly expanding collection of full-text online electronic books and periodicals. Find our electronic books by using the Library Catalog Advanced Search and making sure that Material Type is set to eBooks. Find our full text electronic journal articles by using our Library Database page and our Find Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers page.

Children's Books  (aka:  The Juvenile Collection)
The Library maintains a small collection of juvenile books for children and young adults. This collection is located on the 3rd floor of Library South. These books are classified in the Dewey Decimal Classification System. You can search for Children's Books by using the Library Catalog Advanced Search and selecting Children's Books as the Location.

Microforms Collections
The Library's collection of journals and books in microform format is shelved behind the Service Desk on the 1st floor of Library North. To use items from this collection request them at the Service Desk.

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