Answered By: Claire Ehrlich
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2019     Views: 30

Perform a search from the library's homepage. From here there are several ways to find a book. 

You can use the filters on the left-hand side of the screen to narrow your results. You can choose "Material Type" and select "Books," and you can choose the location you prefer- if you want to see books available in the Utica library, choose Utica, Rome for the Rome library. 

You can also change the scope of your search. When you are looking at your initial results, you can change the "Almost Everything" option next to the search bar to "MVCC Catalog," which will search all of the physical items available to check out. 

You can also browse for books in our collection. After performing the initial search, you can select "Browse" from the options at the top of the screen. After selecting "Browse," you can look for books and DVDs by author, title, subject, or Library of Congress call numbers. 

In order to find the item in the library, you will need to see if it states Stacks, Reference, Young Adult, Children's Collection, CD, Feature DVD, Educational DVD, Books on CD, or Reserve.

Once you have the area of the book, then you will need to write down the Call Number. The call number is the address or location of the book in the library. *If you need help finding the call number in the necessary section of the library, please see the Reference Librarian on duty.*