Print books are kept in three places in the library:
(1) General Collection - books that can be borrowed
(2) Reference Collection - library use only
(3) Reserve Collection - restricted access
General Collection - Most books are located in the "General Collection". A General Collection book can be borrowed from the library for 28 days and will be automatically renewed if no one has placed a hold on it. Books are organized on the shelf by an alpha-numeric code called a "Call Number". Related books are shelved together so understanding call numbers can help you find many resources on the shelves.
Confused about call numbers? Our guide Finding Stuff in the Library may help! or ask us for help. We'll be glad to help you!
Reference Collection - The library also maintains a Reference Collection. Reference books are for in-library use only. Books are organized on the shelf by an alpha-numeric code called a "Call Number"
Reserve Collection - Sometimes an instructor will request a book be placed on Course Reserve. Students must ask for the book at the Service Counter. Most books have a limited loan period (e.g. 2 hours, 3 days, 1 week) so that many students can access it.
Print Periodicals can be found in several areas of the library and are usually described as being Current or a Back Issue. Articles are also available in electronic format through library subscription databases.
Current Issues (current year)
Located on display shelving near the front of the library.Journals and magazines are organized in alphabetical order by Title. By current, we usually mean the current year, so look for 2019 issues here.
Newspapers - Look for the most current edition on the newspaper shelf at the front of the library.
Located in the north-east corner of the library near the quiet study carrels. Back issues are organized in alphabetic order by Title, followed by date.
Newspapers. We only keep 3 months of the paper copies and these are kept, with the exception of the most current edition, in the Back Issues areas.
And don't forget....you have access to thousands of journals and articles through our subscription databases. Use the Find Journals & Articles tab (located along the left hand side of this guide) to find recommended databases for IDSN research.
The Liaison Librarian for Interior Design is:
Email: denise.dale <@> kpu.ca