Step One - Check Our Catalog
The first place to look for books is in our catalog - Felix. Felix contains records for books (and other materials like DVDs and paper periodicals) in:
- Stevenson, the main library on the Annandale Campus
- Center for Curatorial Studies Library - this collection does not circulate, but it is open to undergraduates.
- Levy Institute Library - books here are available to borrow - Use the Online Form to request them.
- The Center for the Study of James the Brother of Jesus
- Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Material Culture - located in NYC, to use this collection, please contact the Reader Services Librarian at (212) 501-3035 or email@example.com.
Once you have the call number, consult one of the directional signs for the location of that call number in Stevenson Library. Learn more about call numbers.
Stevenson Library is divided into three sections:
- Stevenson is the part of the library that is closest to the rugby field/giant tent. The entrance/exit to the library, service desks like the reference, reserves and circulation, current periodicals (2nd floor) and stacks (4th floor) are located in Stevenson.
- Kellogg is the part of the library that houses the stacks, a computer lab and some study areas. It’s located behind Stevenson.
- Hoffman is the part in which the Belgae inhabit. Just kidding. Hoffman, the oldest part of the library houses our collection of back issues of periodicals.
If a book is not available in our library, or if the subject you’re researching is not adequately covered by the holdings in our library, the next place to look is...
Step Two - ConnectNY
ConnectNY is a catalog of the collections of eighteen libraries in New York State. Books may be ordered through the ConnectNY catalog and are shipped to the Reserves Desk on the third floor of the library for pick up in two to six business days. Books from a ConnectNY library may be borrowed for three weeks, with one three week renewal.
If a book is not available in ConnectNY, or if the subject you’re researching is not adequately covered by its holdings, then the Library’s Interlibrary Loan staff will cast a wider net among libraries. To request this service, set up an account in...
Step Three - Illiad
Before using ILLiad double check that the items you are requesting are not in our catalog or ConnectNY. For information on ILLiad, and to set up your account, click here. Once your account is set up, you can automatically populate the article request form from EBSCO databases – just click on the button. From other databases, or from citations you find in printed sources, type in the information and submit your requests.
Step Four - Also Try These Areas
You might also try….
- Google Books - Find millions of books you can read or preview for free
- Internet Archive Text Archive - Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
- Online Books Page - from the University of Pennsylvania, a searchable listing of over one million free books on the web