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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.


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 intermingled in the circulating collection and labeled. These books are for in Library use only.


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



Periodicals consist mostly of Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers. The majority of Connelly Library's periodicals collections are electronic and can be found by searching EBSCO, 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 Microforms.



Connelly Library has a video collection consisting of both DVDs 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.