Students Get Out of Line ~ With Your Help

Most students must go through 2 library lines to get their textbook, the first one to find the call number (not the same as ISBN) in the catalog and the second line to pick up the textbook at the circulation desk.

If you are able to put the call number for your textbook in your syllabus, your students can go directly to circ.  Here’s how:  Find your textbook in the library catalog by doing a keyword search for author’s last name and a couple of words from the title, e.g. martin gay beginning algebra.

LOIS search for reserve textbook

Hit enter.  The call number appears in the center column of the search results, e.g.: QA152.3 .M353 2009.

LOIS reserve search results

Here’s a video of the process:  Find textbooks (keyword search)

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