If you've already taken Lib 160, most of this information should look familiar. But in case you need a refresher or you haven't taken Lib 160 yet, here are some tips for finding books in Parks Library.
Once you've identified an item you want to use, there are a few steps to follow to get your hands on it.
Then just go to the indicated floor (or tier) and find your book or other item on the shelf. In the Library's General Collection items are arranged using call numbers. Just follow the signs on the shelves until you find the range that includes your item's call number, then skim the shelves in that row until you arrive at the one you want.
Call numbers group items by broad topic, so it may be worth taking time to look over other items shelved near the one you were first interested in. There may be other relevant books nearby!
If you don't need the book right this instant, the easiest way to find books in Parks Library is to request them! You can now request that books be pulled from the shelf and held for you at Parks Library, the Vet Med Library, or the Design Reading Room.
Information on when and where to pick up your book(s), along with some frequently asked questions, can be found at the following link: