How to find a book – John Jay Library


Start at the Library’s homepage. Type the title or topic of the book you’re
looking for into this box. It helps to check “Limit to: Books.” Once you hit “Search,” you should see a list
of search results in OneSearch. Scroll down and scan this list to see if the
book you’re looking for is listed here. In this case, the top result is the book I’m
looking for. Let’s zoom in. Every print book in the Library is listed
with a section and a call number. In this case, the section is “Stacks.” Books in the Stacks section can be checked
out and taken home. You can find them on the bookshelves by call
number. Other books could be listed as being in the
Reserve Room. Books on Reserve can be used for 3 hours a
time inside the Library. Request them at the Reserve Desk by call number. The Reserve Desk is located inside the Reserve
Lab on the Library’s first floor. Some books may be listed with a “Full text
available” link. This means that they are ebooks. Ebooks can be read anywhere. If you’re off-campus, you will have to log
in to view it. If you need help finding a book, librarians
are ready to help you at the Reference Desk on the upper floor, and by email, chat, and
phone.

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