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

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

understanding the catalog record

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

  • the item's physical location (e.g., Falvey West or Falvey Main, and which floor the item is on)
  • the item's call number (Falvey uses Library of Congress call numbers
  • whether the item is Available for checkout (see below: Copy 1 is missing, and Copies 2 and 3 are available)
  • which versions are available, including physical and electronic formats

Example from the library catalog:


Understanding call numbers

Books are shelved in our library's main stacks according to the Library of Congress classification system.

New to the Library of Congress classification system? See this quick guide on how to read call numbers.

Requesting and retrieving library materials

You can retrieve books by…

  • Locating them in the Main Stacks or Falvey West and bringing them to the library service desk on the first floor of the library to check out. 
  • Placing a hold on an item using our Pick Up & Go service, so that our library staff can pull the item for you to pick up at your convenience.

Only need a certain chapter or section from a book?