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Biology Research Guide

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Locating Books in the Library 

  • Search the library's catalog for books and ebooks using the box above or by going to the library's homepage and selecting the "Books & Media" tab on the search box. 
  • Once you've found a book's call number using the library's catalog, you'll have to locate it on the shelf. The books are arranged using the LC call number system. Click here to read about using LC call numbers, and use these floor plans to see where a call number range is kept before venturing up to the stacks. 

What if Swem doesn't have the book you need?

If you're looking for a book that Swem doesn't own, you can request it by interlibrary loan and we will borrow it from another library. Typically, you'll have the book within 5 days! 
Tip: If we have the book but it says it's unavailable, you can login to the library catalog and look under the "Find and Request" tab on the book to put a request on it. 

Science Librarian

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Did you know?

You can check out more than just books at William & Mary Libraries. Click here for more information about your borrowing privileges.