October 4, 2015


To look for books (and also DVDs, CDs and many other formats) at the LSC Library, at the other VSC libraries and beyond, use the VSC catalog.

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The Library has more than 60,000 volumes on its shelves, organized according to the Dewey Decimal System (DDC). Click here for a quick guide to DDC.

  • 3rd floor: Reference books, Course Reserves and a selection of the Library’s newest acquisitions.
  • 2nd floor: DDC 000s-800s and the Library’s Special Collections.
  • 1st floor: DDC 900s.


The Library also provides access to many ebooks through our subscription to EBSCO’s ebook collection. All ebooks have records in the VSC catalog, where they are designated “[electronic resource]”. For more information about ebooks, click here.


The Library does not usually have class textbooks, but you should check the VSC online catalog to make sure.

  • Option 1: search the catalog for the title of the textbook you need.
  • Option 2: click on “Course Reserves” and search for the name of your course or instructor. Instructors sometimes make available their own textbook copies via the Library’s Course Reserves shelves.


  • Option 3: look in “Course Reserves” for the instructor “LSC-TEXTBOOKS”. These are textbooks placed on Course Reserves by Academic Support.

For more information on how to find affordable textbooks, see the Library’s guide here: http://libguides.lyndonstate.edu/textbooks

Reference books

The Library maintains a wide range of reference books, such as encyclopedias, dictionaries and directories. Reference books provide access to factual information, listings, topic overviews, biographies and other sources that are very important for becoming familiar with a new subject and for verifying key facts.

Print reference books are mostly located on the third floor and can be found via the VSC catalog. Online reference books are here and can also be found via the catalog.

Casual Reading Collection

The Library’s collection of books for Casual Reading are located on the main floor, next to the InfoDesk. Click here for a list of titles.