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Shelf Reading

Shelf Reading:

Shelf reading is a process verifying that all the materials on a given shelf are in the correct order by Library of Congress call number. If there is down time, you may be asked to shelf read. This is also a great opportunity to get to know our collections!

All items, aside from The Hub, are located in the back room behind the Help and Information Desk.

Board Games- This circulating collection is expanded yearly to include newly released, critically-acclaimed, or award-winning games. Games can be checked out for 3 days.

Hold Shelf- Items that have been requested by a patron which are “held for” and shelved by last name.

Media (DVDs)- A small collection of DVDs that can be checked out for 7 days. 

Reference Shelf- Physical materials containing useful facts, as an encyclopedia, dictionary, atlas, yearbook, etc. These materials are set aside and have shortened loan periods and are often restricted to in-library use.

Reserve Shelf- Physical materials that the library temporarily sets aside for class reading and viewing at a faculty member's request. These materials have shortened loan periods and are often restricted to in-library use. PLEASE NOTE: Shelved by course code, then LC call number.

The Hub- A small section of bookshelves and furniture in the corner of the main lobby of Snell Library. Books on display in the Hub rotate out monthly, usually according to a certain theme or genre. Additionally, it also holds our Favat (children's and young adult) collection. 


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