Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 129

LAC stands for Library of American Civilization.  The books with this call number are available in the micro area on the ground floor of Stapleton Library as part of a special collection of materials on "ultramicrofiche".   These books have been photographically reproduced on a microfiche with a very high reduction ratio.  This allows storage of a great amound of information in a very small space.  Although these materials need a special microforms reader to be able to view or photocopy them, IUP does have that equipment.

You should ask for LAC materials at the Serials Desk on the ground floor of Stapleton and the staff there will retrieve the material for you and show you how to use the viewing equipment.  That desk is open daily until 8:00 p.m.

To request the book, you will also need some additional information.  When you look at the full record on the PILOT catalog, there will be a "Series" note.  That note will say "Library of American Civilization; LAC" and then give a number of 4-6 digits.  You need that number to request the item at the Serials Desk.  The collection is arranged by those individual title numbers.

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