Use Falvey's online catalog to find books, journal titles and other materials that the Library physically owns, such as DVDs and microfilm. 

Once you have located an item in the library catalog, its item record will show you—

  • the item's location (its call number and “Find on map” link indicate location)
  • whether the item is on the shelf 
  • which volumes, editions, or years of publication the library owns

Books are shelved in our library's main stacks according to the Library of Congress call number system. (How to read call numbers.)

You can retrieve books from the Main Stacks location and bring them to the Service Desk on the first floor to check them out, or you can place a hold so that library staff will pull and hold the item for you. More information is available on the Pick Up and Go page.

Check out our Searching Tips for more information about locating items in the library catalog.