How to find books: using Tripod effectively
- Search Tripod by title, author, or subject keyword.
- Once you've found a book (or other item) that looks relevant, look under "Holdings" (below the title and subject information) to check whether the book is available at Swarthmore:
A-E call numbers - Lower Level of McCabe (below the main floor)
F-K call numbers - Level 2 (above the main floor)
L-Z call numbers - Level 3
S McCabe Ref Books in the Reference section (example) are found on the main level of McCabe.
S McCabe + Oversize books (example) are shelved separately. They'll be on the same floor as the non-oversize books in their call number range (e.g. you'll find a +G book on the lower level).
S McCabe ++ Double oversize books (example) are all found on the 3rd level of McCabe.
- If the book you want is only available from Haverford or Bryn Mawr, click the Request link. After logging in, complete the request process to have the book delivered to you at Swarthmore within 48 hours (usually faster).