Answered By: Research Center Desk
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2016     Views: 21

New print books are kept on open shelves in the Main Level for six months after they arrive.  They are then integrated into the stacks on the Lower Level or sent to the Hampden Center.  New books include all those that the library has recently purchased, including used books and older books.  The library catalog will indicate that their location as "New Book Area."

Image of book record for book that is in the New Book Area

To make browsing even easier for those who visit the library, we will now be displaying the newest shipment of books for a particular call number range on top of the book shelves.

When another batch of books is ready to go to the new books area, the books on top of the shelves will be integrated into the new book shelves below, and the most recent then placed on top.  We expect this to happen about every two weeks.

This is on a trial basis, so please let us know what you think!  Just email your feedback to