Shelving Locations

Shelving Locations

Floor Plans & Shelving Locations

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Shelving Locations

The library uses the Library of Congress organization scheme. In this scheme, books are assigned letters and numbers for purposes of organization. To find a book, you will need to know its Location and call number. You can get these by looking up the book you want in our online catalog, OneSearch.

Books and journals are located on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Library South building, as well as closed stacks for storage of less used materials from though out the collection. To retrieve an item from the closed stacks simply take the call number to the Pick-Up & Check-Out desk located at the library entrance. For detailed maps, please view our library floor plans below.

LocationCall Numbers
3rd Floor South
4th Floor South
Closed StacksLess used materials from all subject areas.

Some books will have additional "Collection Codes" in front of the call number. These items are shelved in a separate area from the rest of the library items, as listed below.

  • Atlas - Atlas cases on the 2nd floor South behind the Info & Research Help desk.
  • Children and Teens - 2nd floor South behind the Info & Research Help desk.
  • Folio- 2ndfloor South behind the Info & Research Help desk.
  • Index - 3rd floor South.
  • News - Newspaper current issues, 2nd floor North at the Course Reserves desk.
  • RBR - Course Reserves desk, 2nd floor North
  • Ref - Reference Area, 2nd floor South behind the  Info & Research Help desk.
  • SpCol - Special Collections & Archives, 5th Floor South.
  • WebSite - Online item. Click on the link in the catalog to access the item.

If you're still having trouble finding an item, stop by the Info & Research Help desk and we will be happy to help you.

Floor Plans

The library occupies two connected buildings in the center of campus, LIB NORTH and LIB SOUTH. The 2nd floor of LIB NORTH contains the entrance to the library. The library occupies all 5 floors of LIB SOUTH, though only floors 2-5 are accessible to patrons.

Click the maps below for a larger view of each floor, or you can download a printable PDF version of the map [PDF].

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2nd floor

Floor plan of the 2nd floor of the library north
Floor 2 of Library North contains the exit to campus, internet cafe, photocopiers, circulation and reserves desks, faculty development lab, and elevators to other floors.


2nd floor

Library South 2nd Floor

Floor 2 of Library South contains the Dominguez Den, Coffee Cafe, Co-Lab, Pick-Up & Check-OUt desk, Course Reserves desk, Info & Research Help desk, IT Help desk, Interlibary loan office, library instructional labs A and B, and student computers (mac and PC). It holds the reference collection, current journals, Children and Teens collection, Folios, Oversize material, and Atlases.

3rd floor

Floor plan of the 3rd floor of the library south.

Floor 3 of Library South contains the Veterans Resource Center, 8 group study rooms, copiers, PC student computers and call numbers A-HC.

4th floor

Floor plan of the 3rd floor of the library south.

Floor 4 of library south holds call numbers HD-Z. This floor is also the silent study floor.

5th floor

Floor plan of the 5th floor of the library south.

Floor 5 of library south houses the library administration offices and archives. It is also the library's event floor, containing an event room, multicultural art museum, and multicultural reading room