Answered By: Amanda Starkel
Last Updated: Jun 08, 2016     Views: 251

Butler University Libraries contain many different locations and collections. They will appear before call numbers in the WorldCat Discovery record. It is important to pay attention to these locations, to make sure you are looking in the right place. Here are just a few:

  • Butler Irwin Library
  • Butler Science Library
  • Butler Irwin Library Reference (also known as Information Commons, Ref., or Circulation Desk)
  • Butler Science Library Reference
  • Butler Irwin Library / Music - Fine Arts Reference
  • Butler Irwin Library / A/V Collection (Circ. Desk)
  • Butler Science Library / Periodicals
  • Butler Irwin Library / Curriculum Resource Ctr.
  • Butler Science Library (or Butler Irwin Library)/ Browsing Collection
  • Butler Irwin Library / Education Commons
  • Butler Irwin Library/ Special Collections

The general Irwin or Science Library locations are for the general book stacks that are located on the main floor of the Science Library and the 2nd floor and basement of Irwin Library.  Browsing Collections are on the main floor in both libraries.  The Education Commons is on the lower level of Irwin Library and the Curriculum Resource Center is part of that collection.  All Reference print collections are on the main floors of the two libraries, and the A/V collections behind the Circulation Desks with just the empty cases on the shelves.  Special Collections is on the 3rd floor of Irwin Library. Items that faculty have designated as Reserve items, shared by a class, are held behind the circulation desk with designated shorter checkout periods.

Watch for the signs by the stairs of the Irwin Library, and the signs with the call numbers for the row on the end of each book stack.

If you still are unsure how to find a book in either of the libraries, please visit the Information Commons desk on the first floor of Irwin to ask for help!