Students can check out a total of 40 items at a time from the Alfred R. Goldstein Library with a valid student ID. Borrowing length periods are below.
Books = 3 weeks
CDs and CD-ROMs = 3 days
DVDs and Blu-Ray = 3 days
Magazines (unbound) = 1 day
Magazines (bound) = 5 days
Videogames = 7 days
You can use the library catalog to find all types of materials from books to journals to DVDs to videogames to artist's books!
|Item Location As Shown in the Catalog||What You Would Find Here||Can Items Be Checked Out?|
CENTER FOR CAREER SERVICES
|No, they must be viewed at the Center for Career Services.|
|DVD 2nd Floor||Blu-Ray and DVDs||Yes|
|GAMES 2nd Floor||Videogames||Yes|
|ONLINE||Databases and e-books||These items are accessed online via link in catalog.|
|OVERSIZE 3rd Floor||Large size books||Yes|
|PERIODICALS/ANNUALS||Journals, magazines and annuals||Yes|
|REFERENCE||Encyclopedias, handbooks and other reference materials||No, library use only|
|RESERVE 1st Floor||All formats||Mostly yes, but some individual items may be restricted to in-library use at the discretion of the instructor.|
|SPECIAL COLLECTIONS||Artists' books, prints, and rare books||No, library use only|
|SPECIAL COLLECTIONS READING ROOM||Reference works on artists' books, photobooks, self-publishing, graphic arts, and printing history||No, library use only for most patron groups. Yes, for faculty.|
Sample Call Number: PN6790.J33 S44 2004
The Library of Congress (LC) Call Number that you see in the catalog is used to locate the item on the shelves in the Library. It will be on a label and will be arranged vertically. You can use this vertical arrangement to help you find the item.
|PN||The first part of the call number contains letters. You read these alphabetically. For example, PN comes before PZ.|
|6790||The second part of the call number contains numbers. These are read in numerical order. 6790 is located far away from 67 (68-6789 are located in between).|
The second part of the call number may also contain decimals or letters and decimals. They are read first in alphabetical order, then decimal order. For example, .J33 comes before .J5 or .W23.
|S44||The third part of the call number contains a letter and numbers. They are read first in alphabetical order, then in decimal order. For example, S44 comes before S891.|
|2004||The final line includes dates of publication, volume indicators, issue numbers and/or copy numbers. You can use the final line to help make sure you get the right version of the item.|
Remember, books with similar call numbers will cover the same subjects. If you find a book on the shelf that looks interesting, look around the same area to find others!