Simpson library has more than 300,000 books in print, and more than 400,000 e-books.
To find books, use Quest. Quest is a search tool that searches the UMW Libraries' physical and electronic collections.
When you find a physical book in Quest, write down its call number, and then go to the shelves.
Books are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification System. In this system, the library is divided into twenty-one broad subject areas, each of which is assigned one letter of the alphabet.
To use call numbers, read them from the top down.
For example, here's how you'd find this book:
We invite AP and IB teachers to provide us with lists of enrolled students in AP or IB classes. Students: if your teacher has given us a list of names, and your name is on the list, you may apply for a Guest Patron card and check out books.
If you don't want to get a Guest Patron card, you still have several options for using UMW library books: