Answered By: Vicky Orlofsky (
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2022     Views: 93

Search for books in the Library catalog. Print books held by Stevens will include a call number, which you can use to locate the book based on where it is in relation to the books around it.

The Library uses the Library of Congress Classification system and all of the books in the Circulating Books Collection, found on the second floor, are organized this way. The book seen in the image below is part of the Circulating Books Collection, meaning it's on the second floor, and has the call number SB106. B56 B52 1996, which tells us:

  • It's located in the S section, and after S and SA comes SB. After SB1, SB2, SB3... comes SB106.
  • The B in B56 refers in this case to the author (Biochemical Society).
  • 1996 refers to the date it was published.


If a book is shown as being in the Textbook Reserves or Course Reserves, those are held behind the Circulation Desk. Bring the call number to the Circulation Desk and the staff there will retrieve the book for you.

If you have trouble locating a book, please see a librarian.