How to Use an Academic Library: Home
Academic librarians ensure accurate connections to information. We develop authentic relationships with library users in order to help people find the right information at the right time. We integrate information literacy into the academic curriculum and facilitate modern research competencies so people can navigate the information world beyond the curriculum. Academic librarians also create new knowledge, synthesize existing knowledge, and establish new descriptive evidence to further our professional work. We serve our profession, our libraries, our campuses, and our community. We believe in doing this work with excellence and effectiveness.
The libraries where academic librarians work serve as a source for gathering information, checking facts, asking questions, reading a range of material, and contemplating ways of incorporating into one’s life what one has read. Academic libraries are safe spaces for people in the community to gather for conversations, to study and create, or explore a book in quiet solitude. Librarians are dedicated to helping people find the information they need in order to read and think about elements of their lives and to better their lives. Talk with librarians and use your library to seek information, read, explore, create, check facts, connect with others, consider sources, and, of course, think. Reading helps us to think, and makes our lives better, so come read and think at your academic library!
How Do I Get a Library Card?
How are Books Arranged?
By Library of Congress Call Numbers. Call numbers consist of a mixture of letters and numbers in alphabetical and numeric order. Find the call number by searching the library catalog with title, author, subject, keyword, or ISBN. Here's an example call number:
With the call number, consult the library map to find the shelf range.
Read to think, read to discover, read to explore, read to create, read to understand…