Browsing the Shelves - Los Angeles - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Browsing the Shelves and Getting Around the Library

*The HUC-JIR building entrance and lobby is on the first floor. Proceed to the second floor to access the library.

 

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Books

 
  • Reference and Reserves
  • Books in Open Stacks
  • Folio (oversized) Books
  • Rare Book Room
  • Theses
  • Bound Journals
     

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Services

 
  • Circulation Desk
  • Library Administrative Offices
  • Study Carrels
  • Copying, Scanning, and Printing
  • Seminar Room
  • Library Classroom
  • Microfilm Reader/Scanner
  • Reading and Work Areas

   

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Books

 
  • Special Collection Boxes
  • LP Records
  • Selected Call Numbers
    (see chart below)
               

 

 

 

Most books are in the open stacks of the main library floor.

Journals
Bound journals are in the rows of stacks closest to the windows.
The most recent issues of many journals are located in the library lounge.
New issues of journals that have not been bound yet are shelved in the library storage. Ask for them at the circulation desk.

 

Books with the following call numbers are shelved in a library storage area. Ask for them at the circulation desk

A - AZ

HS - HZ

BC - BH

K

BV - BX

P-PB; PD-PH

C

PJ 1-PJ 4499; PJ 5053-5055

D 1-699

PJ 5125 - 9999

DS 1-129; DS 153-830

PQ - PZ

DT - DZ

Q, R, S

F

TA - TT

G – GN

U, V

GT - GV

 

H - HM

Z (in Librarian’s office)

Other items that are shelved in special locations include:

  • Special Collections (mostly art books)
  • SC Box (items too small or delicate to put on the shelves)
  • RBR (rare book room)
  • unbound issues of journals
  • recorded music (records, cassettes, and CDs)
  • DVDs
  • CD-ROMs
  • Microfilm (in library lounge)