Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Oct 10, 2019     Views: 102

Where you can find a book depends on both the location and the call number from the online catalog.

If the location is listed as Stapleton Library, those books are on the 2nd and 3rd floors.  Those with call numbers beginning A thru K are found on the 2nd floor, and L thru Z are on the 3rd.  If the call number is noted as "Oversize" or begins with a three digit number, those are also on the 3rd floor.

If the location is given as "Special Collections", these are in a separate office on the 3rd floor.  Books marked "Stapleton Reference"  or "Schafer Collection" are found on the 1st floor.  Books marked "Children's Collection" are on the 2nd floor in the Stabley wing of the Library. "Microarea" and "Serials Department" are found on the ground floor.

Maps of Stapleton and Stabley Libraries are online at

The catalog also includes our remote libraries.   "Orendorff Music Library" locations are found in Cogswell Hall (just across 11th Street from the main Library) and "Northpointe" and "Punxsutawney" are the regional campuses located in Armstrong and Jefferson Counties, respectively.

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