General Collection

The General Collection is located on both the first and second floor of the library, this is the largest of the library's collections. The collection contains books, video recordings and some music recordings. After entering the library and passing by the Reference Desk, the first section of shelving is the Reference Collection. This collection is labeled with call numbers on the end panels in red. The General Collection begins after the Reference Collection with call numbers A - HF (Range 10 - 27). The call number HF continues across the room (Range 28) and proceeds to NZ (Range 34). The rest of the General Collection is kept on the second floor with call numbers P - Z.

What to look for when you have found what you need in USCANWeb Online Catalog:

  • Location (which collection is it in?)
  • Call Number (which section of the library?)
  • Status (available or checked out?)

The Location tells you the location where the title can be found.General Collection

Upstate (this means the title can be found in the General Collection at USC Upstate Library).
Upstate Juvenile (this means the title can be found in the Juvenile section of USC Upstate Library).

The Call Number gives the exact location of the material within the collection. USC Upstate Library materials are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System. If you are having trouble locating the material please ask a librarian for assistance.

The Status will tell you if an item is available or if it is checked out and when it is due. If an item is checked out you can place a hold on it by filling out a request at the Circulation Desk, USC Upstate ID is required. When the book is returned, it will be held for you at the Circulation Desk and you will be notified. If the item is labeled "Not checked out," it should be on the shelf. If you cannot find an item marked "Not checked out," report it missing at the Circulation Desk. We will search for it and notify you when it is found.