Finding Books in the Libraries
Both Atherton (Hawai'i Loa campus) and Meader (downtown campus) libraries have many different types of books. To better organize the libraries, books are shelved in various collections. The collection is noted at the beginning of the call number.
For example, here is the call number for Merriam-Webster's Biographical Dictionary,, a reference book at Atherton Library:
AREF, for example, simply refers to Atherton Library, Reference Collection.
Below are codes for collections, followed by their location.
As always, if you have a question about the library, please ask us; we're here to help. Contact information is to the right of this page.
|AGEN||Atherton Library, General Collection|
|AHPREF||Atherton Library, Hawaii Pacific Reference|
|AOVSZ||Atherton Library, Oversize Collection|
|AREF||Atherton Library, Reference Collection|
|CLOSED SHELVES||Ask at the Reference Desk|
|MATLASREF||Meader Library, Atlas Case Reference|
|MEFP||Meader Library, English Foundation Program|
|MFICHEREF||Meader Library, Microfiche Reference|
|MGEN||Meader Library, General Collection|
|MHPOVREF||Meader Library, Hawaii Pacific Oversize Reference|
|MINDXREF||Meader Library, Index Center Reference|
|MREF||Meader Library, Reference|
|MTACREF||Meader Library, Topic Assistance Center|
|NEH||National Endowment for the Humanities|
|RESERVE||Circulation Desk (both libraries)|
|REF DESK||Reference Desk (applies to both libraries)|