Please note: the Ground Floor of the Library is currently closed for renovations. Please speak to a librarian if you wish to retrieve an item located on the ground floor. We look forward to sharing more updates with you on the renovation progress soon.
The Library has three floors, each with different types of resources available. The Library entrance is on the Main Floor, across from the Sharon Latchaw Hirsh Community Center. An online campus map is available here.
The Library uses the Library of Congress classification system. If you're not familiar with LC call numbers, they can seem a little confusing, but don't worry: here's a quick explanation of how they work.
|Books are arranged first alphabetically, using the letters at the start of the call number:||LC487 .C43 1994|
|Then numerically, by the numbers that come directly after the letter. These are read as whole numbers: in other words, 400 comes later than 43.||LC487 .C43 1994|
|Then alphabetically again, by the letter that comes after the decimal point:||LC487 .C43 1994|
|Then numerically again, by the number that comes directly after that letter. These are read as decimal numbers: in other words: 55 comes later than 541.||LC487 .C43 1994|
|There may be another letter-number combination after the one with the decimal point in front of it. If so, you read it the same way: first alphabetically by letter, and then numerically in decimal order.||BX1795 .I57 E83 2000|
|The four-digit number at the end of the call number is the publication date of the item.||LC487 .C43 1994|
Want to practice? Try this LC Call Numbers Quiz, provided by the librarians at Western Connecticut State University.
If you want to learn about which subjects are associated with which Library of Congress call numbers, see the Library of Congress Classification Outline.
|Alumni Authors||Front Reading Room|
|Archives||Third Floor Offices|
|DVDs||Ground Floor, Learning Commons|
|Children's Library||Ground Floor, Room 116|
|Conference Room||Ground Floor, Room 107|
|Classroom (for Information Literacy Sessions)||Ground Floor, Room 117|
|ELSR and Graduate Thesis||Third Floor, Room 304|
|Faculty Publications||Front Reading Room|
|Magazines and CDs||Main Floor, Information Commons|
|Newspapers (current issues)||Front Reading Room|
|Periodicals and microfilm||Ground Floor, Room 112|
|Oversized Books||Front Reading Room|
|Rare Books||Ground Floor, Room 113|
|Reference Books||Main Floor, Information Commons|
|Reserves and ILL materials||Main Floor, Information Commons|
|Rosemont Collection||Ground Floor, Room 117|