Answered By: Chris Clouser Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014 Views: 63
You can view your bookbag in PILOT by clicking on the "Acct Info" link at the top of the page. Then log in with either the 16-digit number or the Banner number on your I-Card and your last name. Then click on the "Bookbag" link to see the items in the bag.
The bookbag feature is just a way for you to create lists and keep track of your own items. We do not have a system where you can request books to be pulled for you and have them waiting for checkout. You will need to gather them yourself and take them to the Circulation Desk to borrow them.
We don't have an online map of the library that you can download, but we do have printed maps available. Just stop by the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton to pick one up. The library is actually easy to navigate when you are looking for a book. The location given in the PILOT catalog will tell you where to find materials.
The most common location given in the catalog is "Stapleton Library". This is the Circulating Collection (those items you can borrow) and they are found on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Stapleton part of the building. Call numbers beginning with "A" through "L" are found on the 2nd floor, and those from "M" through "Z" are on the 3rd. The 3rd floor also has any books designated as "Oversize". Those are located after the "Z"s.
Other locations in the catalog are :
Special Collections -- 3rd floor, These are special use items that must be requested in the Special Collections office (Stapleton 302)
Stapleton Reference -- 1st floor. These are reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, guidebooks, etc. and the don't circulate
Children's Collection -- these are books for K-12 students and are found on the 2nd floor of the Stabley part of the building.
Serials Department -- these are magazines and journals located on the ground floor of Stapleton
Microarea -- these are microform materials (microfilm, microfiche, etc.) that require special machines to view them. These are also located on the ground floor.
Government Documents -- special Pennsylvania and United States government publications. Found next to the Reference Collection on the 1st floor.
If you encounter any other locations in the catalog, just ask at the Reference Desk and we can point you in the right direction.
Hours and Contact Information
The reference desk will be closed during Spring Break.
Mon–Thurs: 7:45 a.m.–12:45 a.m.
Fri: 7:45 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sat: 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sun: 11:00 a.m.–12:45 a.m.