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Library FAQs: finding books

"Frequently Asked Questions" about doing research using Reed Library

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How are books (or videos) arranged in the library?

Books are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification System. Call Numbers for books and videos start with one or two letters followed by numbers. Additional lines are used to locate the book more specifically. The outline of the Library of Congress Classification is useful for browsing the library shelves.

How do I get a book not at the FLC libraries?

To borrow books or other materials (except articles) from other libraries, request titles directly using Prospector. Items usually arrive in less than a week through a courier delivery system. If you don't find the title on Prospector, you can request it through InterLibrary Loan which usually takes a week to 10 days.

How do I get to the content of an e-book in EBSCO?

To download EBSCO eBooks, see eBook Help. To just view the text on your computer screen, look for the eBook Full Text link (located on the left) in the full screen display for the specific eBook in EBSCOhost.  For specific instructions on downloading a book to specific devices (iPhone, Android, Nooks), see Ebook Download Help.

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