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Collections

General Collection

About the General Collection

The General Collection consists of material in various formats both physical and electronic. Books in the Circulating Collection can be borrowed and used outside of the Library. Reference books must be used in the Library. All of the electronic material can be accessed from anywhere that there is computer Internet access. For more information see our Off Campus Access Guide.

Books

The Connelly Library has over 350,000 Circulating Books in its collection. All of these books can be checked out of the Library by patrons. The majority of these are located on the 2nd, 3rd and 3rd floor mezzanine levels of the Library. They cover a wide variety of subject areas with a particular emphasis on the humanities. There are two small collections of circulating books on the 1st floor - New Books and Recreational Reading Books.

There is a Reference Collection located on the Library's 1st floor. These books are for in Library use only.

e-Books

eBooks are a growing part of the Connelly Library Collection and can be found online through the Connelly Library Catalog, Summon, or the Digital Library through which they are subscribed. Each eBook has a record in each of those 3 places.

  • The Catalog indicates eBooks using this symbol
  • Summon states that the item is an eBook next to the Full Text Link
  • These Digital Libraries can be browsed or searched on their own instead of going through Summon or the Catalog

Guides to help use eBooks

Periodicals

Periodicals consist mostly of Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers. The majority of Connelly Library's periodicals collections are electronic and can be found by searching Summon, Individual Databases, or the E-Journal Portal. Connelly Library does still maintain as small physical collection of magazines, journals, and newspapers located partially on the 1st Floor (newer material) and partially in the Lower Level (older material) in Bound Journals and Microform.


Guides to help use Periodicals

Videos

Connelly Library has a 10,000 item video collection consisting of both DVDs (located on the 1st Floor) and VHS (located on the Lower Level). It is a circulating collection. Information about checking out videos can be found on the Borrow from Connelly Library page of this website.