Answered By: Carrie Marten
Last Updated: May 04, 2017     Views: 191

Search the Library's main catalog (aka the Books & Media search on our homepage) to obtain the call number of the item you are looking for. 

Purchase College Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to determine the organization of our books. Finding the call number in our catalog is usually faster and easier than browsing without a starting point; however, you are welcome to browse at any time.

Most of our books are located in the Lower Level (basement). For details and exceptions, see our FAQ on locating books as well as our Library Maps.

If you are unsure about where an item is located or how to use the catalog, please ask for assistance at either the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk.

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