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Libraries in the U.S may be different from libraries in your home country. This guide is designed to help you get familiar with McFarlin Library. This page is a good place to get started for people who need help finding and using information from library resources.
Ask a research librarian at the Research Desk if you have any questions.
Checking Out Books
To borrow a book from McFarlin Library, take your book(s) and your Student ID to the large Circulation Desk on the Plaza Level in front of the coffee shop. You can also return books at the Circulation Desk.
English Institute Books
ESL books are located on the Southwest side of the Browsing Level (Behind Children's Books)
Some professors place books and required reading material on Reserve. This material has a very short check-out time, from one hour to one day. Reserve materials and a wonderful DVD collection are located on the Main Level across from TU Copy.
You can find library books by searching in our catalog. For example, if you want to find a book titled Emma, then type the word ‘Emma’ in the search box. After you find the record, write down the Library of Congress call number (a series of letters and numbers) then go to the Stacks to look for the book. Library of Congress call numbers have letters and numbers that represent basic subject areas (PR868 on the red book below) and divide the subjects into more specific categories (.S6). The third row is labeled according to the title of the book (V6), then there's the date of publication.