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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 tutorials.

Finding Books: Searching the Catalog & How To Videos

Search OneSearch, the library catalog

To find books, eBooks, videos and other materials that LMU owns or subscribes to.

How to: Search for Books Video

How to: Find Books in the Library

Not at LMU? Fill out a book request form in ILLIAD* and have it delivered to LMU.

*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 Storage

How Are Books Organized?

Library of Congress Classification System

  • 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
  • Books are arranged in the library alphanumerically.