Preus Library has three floors that are accessible to the public. You enter the library on the second floor, or Main Floor. This second floor is really the hub of the library, housing many of the library's resources and services.
The Upper Floor houses the Archives Reading Room, the Rare Book Room, and gallery space, in addtition to small group and individual study space.
The Lower Floor houses the Curriculum Library, Faculty Carrels, Student Academic Support Services, and the ICN Classroom, in addition to small group and individual study spaces.
Most of our books and periodicals are shelved on the upper and lower levels using the Library of Congress call number system.
Preus Library - Main Floor (2nd Floor)
Preus Library - Upper Floor (3rd Floor)
Preus Library - Lower Floor (1st Floor)
During the Paideia I research paper period, any library books checked out to students in Paideia I are subject to recall by other Paideia I students after just three days instead of the regular recall period which is two weeks.
To recall a book for your Paideia research, go to the Circulation Desk and fill out a recall card for each book. All Paideia I students are expected to respond in a timely manner to recall requests so others can use the same sources. You should make effective use of materials checked out in anticipation that others may request them.
Fines will begin when you do not return your book as requested.
The library’s regular recall policy still applies to all other situations. Books checked out by students not in Paideia I are not subject to recall, even by Paideia I students, until two weeks after checkout.
Since many of the items in the collection at Preus Library are selected with Paideia I research in mind, Interlibrary Loan privileges are not allowed for Paideia I research except in rare cases.
If you feel that you need something that is not available in Preus Library, please consult your instructor. One of the librarians might also be able to help you find other resources that will fill your needs.