Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 1612

To find out what books are in the IUP Library and their call numbers, you use our PILOT online catalog. To access PILOT, go to the Library Home Page ( and select the "Online Catalog" option. This will open PILOT for you. Once connected to PILOT, you can search by title, author or subject. If the Library owns a book, there will be an entry in the catalog. The entry will show you the call number for it. From the way you asked your question, I'm assuming that you are asking about textbooks for your classes. The IUP Library does not usually collect textbooks, so it is unlikely that we will have a copy of your current texts. Textbooks change so frequently that it is hard for us to keep up with current editions. Also, we usually buy only one copy of a book, so it's not really efficient for us to lend them when multiple students want them. The Co-op bookstore is the much better source of textbooks. Sometimes, professors will place copies of the textbook on reserve at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton Library. If the book is on reserve, there will be an entry in the PILOT catalog for it. Reserve books have very short loan periods. Usually you will only be able to use the book in the library and for 1-hour or 3-hour periods. Reserve is at the discretion of the professor.

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