Non-fiction books can be found in the library's General Collection, or the white-labeled book shelves. Use the call number to find the book on the shelves. You can check out 20 general books at one time. Each book can be checked out for 3 weeks, with up to two renewals of 3 weeks each.
Some books are found in our E-Book collection, so they are available online and not in print on our shelves. Clicking on the book title will take you to a page where you can click on the "Click here for access" link and use the "PDF Full Text" option to read the full book.
The library on-line catalog uses specific labels for subject headings/topics, and books are "tagged" in the computer by those terms according to their topics. The on-line library catalog is expecting you to use those specific search terms.
If you need help figuring out the right words to use, ask a Reference Librarian!
Use "subject begins with" search for the following helpful search terms. Type the search terms in exactly as you see them here [excluding text in brackets]!
archetypes in civilization
heroes [has subtopics]
myth [has related headings & subtopics]
mythology [has related headings & subtopics]
Here are some of the types of searches you can do, as well as tips:
Call Number= the address of the book on its spine
The signs on the end of the bookcases only refer to first two lines of a call #.
Pay attention to "collection" on the book entry in the catalog:
REFERENCE= Green-labeled bookcases
GENERAL= White-labeled bookcases
Once in correct aisle, read call number, matching one line at a time, until find the right book. Browse the shelves around it for possibly more books on your topic.