Find a Book on the Shelf
Your search of the online catalog of Books, CDs, and DVDs in the Hiram College Catalog has led you to the following. How do you find it on the shelf?
|MAIN COLLECTION||320.1 Toc-K 2010||AVAILABLE|
You need 3 pieces of information to find an item here.
- The location tells you which floor in the building.
- The call number tells you where on the floor (in this case it is like a street address).
- The status tells you if it should be on the shelf or not.
The following table will help with the most frequent locations, while a second table gives you a list of what you might find as the status. Please note that neither table is complete, but lists the most commonly found locations and statuses.
You will find the above book on the second floor and it should be on the shelf for you to check out.
Can’t find it? Please consult a reference librarian or a student assistant at the circulation desk.
Table of Locations
|Location||Call Number||Arranged by||Floor|
|Main Collection||0 through 799.99999999||Dewey Call Number||2nd floor|
|Main Collection||800 through 999.999999||Dewey Call Number||3rd floor|
|Fiction||All call numbers||Alphabetically byAuthor||4th floor (Clock Tower)|
|Reference||All call numbers||Dewey Call Number||1st floor (main floor)|
|CD Collection||All call numbers||Genre then composer or artist||1st floor (main floor)|
|Film Collection||0 through 999.9999999||Dewey Call Number||1st floor (main floor)|
|Film Collection||Starts with Feature Film||Alphabetically by Title||1st floor (main floor)|
|Juvenile||All call numbers||Dewey Call Number||1st floor (main floor)|
|Juvenile Fiction||All call numbers||Alphabetically by Author||1st floor (main floor)|
|Quarto||All call numbers||Dewey Call Number||2nd floor|
|Folio||All call numbers||Dewey Call Number||2nd floor|
|Government Documents||All call numbers||SuDocs system||3rd floor|
Table of Statuses
|Available||Should be on Shelf|
|Due (followed by a date)||Checked out and is due back on date given|
|Due (followed by a date) Off Campus||Checked out to an OhioLINK borrower and due on the date given|
|New Book Shelf||May be found on the New Book Shelf on the main floor and may be checked out. This is more of a location than a status.|
|Missing||Book cannot be found. You may borrow a copy through OhioLINK, if a copy is available.|
|Lib Use Only||Should be on the shelf. May not be checked out, but may be used in the library|
|Use Online||An Internet resource that you may use online. Check the full record for the link to the item|