If you’re looking for a book, you should start by asking the librarian or by accessing the Destiny Library Manager/Bosque Library Catalog from the library website. The catalog can be accessed on or off campus. From there you can search by subject, keyword, author or title.
If you’re looking for a journal or reference material, you should use one of several databases accessible from our home page. We currently have database subscriptions to JSTOR, EbscoHost, Questia, and Gale Databases and Virtual Reference Library.
If you want to take a book home, just bring the book/s to the library desk and the librarian will check it out for you. If a librarian is not there, you may sign the book out on the self-check-out sheet. Generally the checkout period is two weeks, though arrangements can be made for longer periods. There is no limit to the number of books you may check out at one time.
Our circulating non-fiction collection is located in the tall stacks in the North Library, and it includes poetry, some short stories, many classical pieces, and foreign language literature. We use the Library of Congress cataloging system. In South Library in the short stacks is our fiction collection (organized alphabetically by the author’s last name). Our reference collection (all categorized in Library of Congress format) has been merged into the non-fiction collection in the North Library. Most of our Special Collections books, including the Family Collection, are shelved in the Schoolhouse.
Essentially it is an address for the book, and you will see it on the book’s spine. The first section of the call number (for example B130) represents the subject of the book. The second letter-and-decimal section of the call number (C65.78) often represents the author’s last name; and the last line is often the date of publication. Here’s a quick guide to the subjects: