Answered By: Mary Ann Cullen
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2018     Views: 159

When you look up books in the GIL Find catalog, you will see the campus, the location in the library, and the call number. You need all of this information to locate the book.

Items in the downtown University Library buildings have a location indicating which of the two buildings (Atlanta Library North and Atlanta Library South) they're in, as well a number, indicating which floor. Atlanta campus locations may also include special locations such as "Atlanta Library North 1, Gov Document Microfiche," indicating this item is in the Government Documents Microfiche collection.

Items at Perimeter Campuses indicate which campus as well as additional location information. For example, "Book" means it's with most of the other books. "Browsing" means it's in the Browsing/New books collection, "DVD" means it's shelved with the DVDs and "Reference" means it's with the Reference materials.  Dunwoody and Clarkston items locations also indicate which floor.

The image below is an example of a book with one copy at the Atlanta Campus and one copy at the Clarkston Campus.  In both cases, you will need the call number to find the exact location of the book on the shelf. To borrow items from a different campus, you can place an intercampus loan request to have the item sent to the GSU Library most convenient for you.

Library location information in the GIL catalog

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