Whether you are here for a semester, a year, or more, this guide is intended to help you find your way around the many resources at the University Library. Librarians and library staff are avaialble to answer your questions and to assist you in finding information.
Fall and Spring Semester Hours
7:45 am–11:45 pm
7:45 am–5:00 pm
8:30 am–4:00 pm
12:00 pm (Noon)–11:45 pm
Summer Hours and Special Events can be found on:
Use Webster, Maxwell Library's online catalog, to search for books, sound recordings, and videos. You can search by title, author, subject or keyword. When you find the record you need in the catalog you will need location, and the call number, both located at the bottom of the record, in order to find the book on the shelf.
An Example of Bibliographic Record Display
Holdings Record Display
Audio (room 124 - first floor)
Archives (room 302 - 3rd floor)
Children's books (ERC 2nd floor)
DVD Collection (ask at Circulation desk)
Educational Resource Center (2nd Floor)
General Collection (2nd & 3rd Floors)
Leisure Reading (1st floor)
New Books (1st floor)
Special Collections (room 302 - 3rd floor)
Maxwell Library uses the Library of Congress to classify books. This system uses broad subject categories and subcategories to assign a call number to each book. To locate a book once you have found the call number in Webster look at the first letter of the call number. Books in the General Collection with call numbers that begin with the letters A-L will be found on the second floor. Those with call numbers that begin with the letters M-Z will be found on the third floor. For more information about subject categories see this outline from the Library of Congress. To learn more about how to read the call numbers see this page. If you need assistance please contact a Reference Librarian.
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