1. Go to the Kennedy Library website or the Cal Poly Portal to access library resources.
2. Use OneSearch to find books in Kennedy Library
OneSearch is Kennedy Library's search engine of print/electronic books, articles, journals, DVDs and other resources.
Example of a book found in OneSearch:
3. Search the website for information about Kennedy Library's spaces, people, information resources, and technology.
How to Read a Call Number
A Call Number is the "address" of a book that is written on its edge. The Library of Congress Classification System uses a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials on library shelves by subject.
Each side of an aisle of the bookshelves has two call numbers on white paper on the end to represent a range that runs from upper left to lower right of the aisle. The first code is the call number of the first book on the upper left of the aisle, the last is that of the last book on the lower right at the far end of the aisle. Each vertical section of the metal shelving runs a portion of this range, and then starts anew at the top left, like the pages within a book.
How to Locate Books in Kennedy Library
The library has different "collections" that you can think of as the "neighborhood" in which your book lives.
Identify the "neighborhood" first, then track down the call number. For example:
Main Collection: covers floors 2-5, from call numbers A - Z.
Good Reads is on the 2nd floor, look for books on the shelf by author
New Books is on the 2nd floor across from Julian's Cafe
Course Reserves is at the Circulation Desk (1st floor Front Desk)