In the future, getting a book may be as simple as clicking a button and waiting a few seconds for a library robot to retrieve it and bring it to you, perhaps with that coffee you wanted as well. However, until this army of helpful androids arrives, you'll need to do most* of your book retrieving yourself. "Fair enough," you say, "but how in the world do I figure out where my book is?" That is far-and-away the number one question we get. The process is actually not as difficult as you might think, and once you get the hang of it, it's actually kind of fun.
1. Search K-State Libraries' Catalog by Title.
2. Find the location and call number on the screen. For this book, the location is "Hale Library Stacks" and the call number is PE64.N34 A3 2003.
3. Click on the word "Location". A pop-up window will open.
4. In the pop-up window, click on "Hale Stacks Guide". Note: we would use this link for any location in Hale Library. The pop-up window also provides information about locations that are not in Hale Library.
5. Since our location is "Hale Library Stacks", we need to click on the call number range that includes our call number: PE64. This is JX1901.P to PN3428. If our location were something other than "Hale Library Stacks", we'd click on the name of the collection in the Named Collections list. When you click on a row, you'll see a map showing you where to go, and a picture showing you what your destination looks like. To find Reading Lolita in Tehran, we need to go to the main, carpeted part of the 3rd Floor and look on the movable shelves.
*I say "most" because if you need help retrieving or finding items on the shelves, we are happy to help! To get help, just ask at any of our service desks.