Answered By: Chris Clouser Last Updated: Oct 09, 2019 Views: 164
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 amount 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 library 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.
Hours and Contact Information
During winter break a reference librarian is available to assist you from 10am to 4pm on the following days:
Thursday, December 17– Wednesday, December 23;
Thursday, December 24 - Thursday, December 31; and
Monday, January 4 – Friday, January 8, 2021;
In-person assistance is only available on days the library is open during the winter session. Make sure to check the Exceptions to Regular Hours before you visit!