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FFYS 1000: First Year Seminar

This guide will help you learn about the First Year Seminar course and the corresponding Information Literacy tutorial.

Key Points: "Finding Books" Module

Finding Books: Searching the Catalog & How To Videos

Search LINUS, the library catalog

To find books, eBooks, videos and other materials that LMU owns or has on reserve.

 

How to: Searching the Linus Catalog Video

How to: Locating Books in the Library

PLEASE NOTE: LINK+ is no longer available due to the national COVID-19 emergency. Please use our Interlibrary Loan Requests news page for the latest information.

Not in LINUS or LINK+? Fill out a book request form in ILLIAD* and have it delivered to LMU.

PLEASE NOTE: ILLiad may be experiencing service disruption due to the national Covid-19 emergency. Please use our Interlibrary Loan Requests news page for the latest information.

*Please note it can take up to three weeks for a book requested through ILLiad to arrive at LMU.


Book Directory

Level 1

  • Reference Books

Level 2

  • Main Stacks A - PM
  • Popular Reading Collection
  • Curriculum Materials Collection

Level 3

  • Main Stacks PN - Z
  • Oversize
  • Archives & Special Collections

Basement

  • Basement Storage

How Are Books Organized?

Library of Congress Classification System

  • The Library of Congress classification system organizes books by broad subject area.

  • Each item is assigned a call number, which is like the book's address.

  • Each call number begins with a letter or multiple letters, followed by numbers and additional combinations

  • Sample Call Number:   HQ784.V53 A53 2007

  • The beginning letters of a call number represent a broad subject area (ie HQ784 is "child development")