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Bryn Mawr College Library Tutorials

Self-guided help on some common library instruction topics and frequently asked questions.

How to find a book in the library

This video shows how to find a book in the bookstacks at Haverford. The same procedure works at Bryn Mawr.

  • Look it up in Tripod
  • Check the Holdings tab of the Tripod record to see what library has it
  • Write down the book's Call Number
  • At the library, check the Call Number Locations signs to identify what floor of the building your book is on
  • Follow the shelf Call Number signs to find the right bookshelf
  • Take your book to the Circulation Desk to check it out, or to ask for help