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Library Guide: New Swarthmore Students

How to Find a Book

Finding a Book 

To find books, movies, or audiobooks, use Tripod, the library catalog for the TriCo Libraries. 

1. Search Tripod for your topic, book title, or author. 

2. Look to see whether the book is available at Swarthmore.
   •  If the book is at Swarthmore, look for the Call Number. This will tell you where to find the book in the library.

3. Click the Request link if the book you want is at Haverford or Bryn Mawr.
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 complete the request process
   •  Within 48 hours, you'll get an email notification that your book has arrived.

McCabe Locations & Call #'s

Locate Your Book in McCabe


Call Number Location
A - E Lower Level (LL)
F - L Second Level (2nd Floor)
N - Z Third Level (3rd Floor)


Other Materials Location
Magazines and Games Main Level (1st Floor)
Reference (REF) Main Level (1st Floor)

Periodicals (bound)

Lower Level (LL)
E-books Online