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Library Organization: Sections

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Libraries are organized with their primary users' needs in mind. To do this, librarians may categorize materials using various characteristics, such as format (video, book), source type (reference, fiction), and subject (engineering, social work). These collections may be arranged by room, floor, or building. Explore the sample library sections below (click rooms for more info).

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Librarians are there to help you

Library Services

Reference librarians can help you find/use reference materials, search databases, develop research strategies, and almost anything related to information-seeking.

Circulation is responsible for checking library materials in and out, maintaining reserve readings for courses, and handling requests for checked out or missing material.

Interlibrary Loan processes "loans" for material from other libraries. If you need an article or book your library doesn't own, ask interlibrary loan for help.


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