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CHEM 216X - Water Quality: Books & Interlibrary Loan

Searching Other Libraries

It's very possible that you may need to loan books from other libraries to research your body of water. You can do that through a process called interlibrary loan (where we loan books for you from other libraries)!

Try looking in some of these places to find books you need for your assignment:

Locating Items in Van Wagenen Library

When you search the catalog and see a title of interest, click on the Title.

Then look at the Location field.

The first part of the location field  is the item's call number. The call number is a unique identifier for the book, printed on the spine or on the bottom left corner of the front of the book. Make sure you write down the entire call number before you try to find a book. The rest of the Location field will tell you what collection the item is part of and what part of the library the item is located in.  See the maps below for possible locations (Reference, Upstairs Stacks, Juvenile Stacks, Periodicals, Popular Reading, etc. ).

Need Help Finding an Item?

Stop by the Ask Us desk where a librarian will be happy to assist you with finding a book, locating an article, or any other information need you might have.

Library Locations

Electronic Book / ebook Available directly from catalog. Just click on the link that says "click here for full text."
Juvenile Stacks Items shelved upstairs in the Juvenile Collection. Contains juvenile books and juvenile audio-visual materials.
Kindle Kindle books are preloaded onto Kindle devices and available for loan at the circulation desk.
Newspapers Located in the popular reading area on the first floor.
Periodicals Journals and magazines. Be sure to check to see if they are located on the first floor or in storage. Current issues located in the popular reading area.
Popular Reading Popular books available for check out. Located on first floor.
Reference Collection of items that provide general information on a variety of subjects and do not circulate.
Reserve Items placed at the circulation desk by your professor for a specific course.
Special Collections/Vault Archives and rare materials. Do not circulate. Ask for assistance.
Upstairs Stacks Circulating books, videos and dvds located on the 2nd floor.