July 30, 2014

Books

The Library has more than 80,000 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.

To look for books (or other resources) within the VSC library system, use the VSC online catalog.

Using the catalog on a mobile device

BookMyne, a free mobile app that enables you to search the catalog on your iPhone, iPad or Android device. It contains many of the website’s functions, including access to your personal library account, as well as suggestions for book choices.

  • In the app, search “Libraries” to find the Lyndon State College library.

There is more information about this app at http://www.sirsidynix.com/iphone/apps/bookmyne/.

ebooks

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

Textbooks

The Library does not usually have class textbooks, but you should check the VSC online catalog to make sure. Search by title (remember to select Library:Lyndon State College) or click on “Reserve Desk” and search by instructor or class.

For information on where to find textbooks and how to save money when buying them, 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 online catalog. Online reference books are here and can also be found via the catalog.