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Finding Sources: Books

Finding print books

Finding print books in the Catalog

To find print books in the USMA Catalog, conduct your search and review the Location code in each of the results.  The most frequent location codes for print books is "Circulating Books".  The table below describes the location code of all items in the catalog.

Location Code What it means
CIRCULATING BOOKS This is a print book that can be checked out.  If the Status Code reads "CHECK SHELF" it is on the check an you can check it out.
SPECIAL COLL This is a print book that cannot be checked out.  These are usually located in the special collectiosn.
RESERVES This is a print book located in the Reserve Room (4th floor of the USMA Library). It may or may not be be checked out.depending on the loan rule (see chart in Reserve room) 
DEPARTMENTAL LIBRARY This is a print book located in a departmental library; not the main USMA Library.


Finding print books in SCOUT

Find print books in SCOUT is pretty straight forward.  After conducting your search, you will be presented with your results.  Scroll down the left hand side of the reults page until you see "Location".  Open the "Location" limiter and select "Circulating Books".  This will narrow your search to only those print book available to check out.