The Reference Desk is near the Librarian's Office.
Bring your assignment sheet with you when you come to the library, and we will do our best to help you. Let us know as soon as you receive an assignment. Please ask someone for help if you can't find the book you need.
To locate a book, you first need to look up the title, author or subject in the library catalog, the SAILS online public access . If the book is in the Keeley Library, copy the call number and then........
.......go to the stacks where these books are shelved. You can borrow books that are in the Circulating Collection. These are the tall book stacks along the back of the library. If you can't find the book, get someone to help you.
In the Keeley Library, books are arranged on the shelves by the Dewey Decimal System. This system usually puts books about the same subject next to each other on the shelves. Here is the broad outline we use to shelve books at Durfee:
|000-099||General Works: Bibliographies - Encyclopedias - Journalism|
|100-199||Philosophy & Psychology: Paranormal - Psychology - Logic -Ethics - Mordern Western Philosophy|
|200-299||Religion: Bible - Christianity - Church History - Comaprative Religion - Other Religions - Mythology|
|300-399||Social Sciences: Sociology - Political Science - Economics - Law - Social Problems -Education - Commerce - Folklore|
|400-499||Language: English - Foreign Languages|
|500-599||Natural Sciences & Mathematics: Mathematics - Astronomy = Physics - Chemistry - Earth Sciences - Paleotnology - Biology - Plants - Animals|
|600-699||Technology (Applied Sciences): Medicine - Engineering - Agriculture - Home Economics - Manufacturing|
|700-799||The Arts: Landscape Art - Architecture - Sculpture - Drawing - Painting - Graphic Arts - Photography - Music - Recreation|
|800-899||Literature: American Literature - English (British) Literature - German Literature - French Literature - Other Literatuers|
|900-999||Geography & History: Geography - Biography - History of the Ancient World - History of Europe, Asia, Far East, North America, South America, Other Areas|
Note: Fiction books are shelved in the 800-899 section with other literature books. Examples:
Note: Individual biographies are under the subject. Examples:
Once you have your book, take it to the Circulation Desk near the library entrance to check it out. You may borrow as many as four books for two weeks. Books may also be renewed for another two weeks. If you don't have a library card, you can get one at the Circulation Desk simply by asking for one.
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Last Updated: June 18, 2008