Answered By: Daniel Kiely
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2015     Views: 2266

Stacks, Reference, and Reserve refers to the section in the library where you will find the book on the shelf. The DVC Library has several possible locations that might show up in our catalog.


"DVC - Stacks" is our regular collection of books that are available for checkout. The stacks shelves are located throughout the main part of the library and are numbered from 1-37. Check the signs on the end of each shelf to see the range of call numbers that can be found on that side.

"DVC - Reference" is located next to the Reference and Research desk near the Information Commons computer lab. Reference books are for library use only and may not be checked out.

"DVC - Reserves" are textbooks and books used for current classes and have a more limited checkout period than regular books. These can be found at the Circulation and Reserves Desk opposite the entrance to the library. 3-hour reserve books are for library use only, and 1-day reserve books may be taken outside of the library.

"DVC - Adult Basic Education" is a collection of easy-to-read and popular books and graphic novels located next to the central staircase in the library. Adult Basic Education books are shelved by the author's last name.


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