What does "stacks" mean?

"The stacks" refers to the main book shelves in any library.  In Robarts Library, the stacks are on floors 9 to 13.

To find your book in the stacks

  • Get the call number of an available copy of the book (ex. PR4556 .W45 2000X)
  • Go to the library the book is held at (ex. E. J. Pratt Library)
  • Find the book stacks (ex. see Pratt Library floor map)
  • Look for the section in the stacks that has the first letters of your call number (ex. PR is found on the ground floor of Pratt Library)

a screenshot of Dickens Redressed in the library catalogue: http://go.utlib.ca/rwd/details?3864431

For help finding a book in the stacks, please ask at the library's reference desk.

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