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find books
Step One


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:

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

find cny

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

find 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 illiad button button. From other databases, or from citations you find in printed sources, type in the information and submit your requests.

Step Four

You might also try….

  • E-books
  • 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

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