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Finding books in the catalog

Finding books and other resources​

In the Library Catalog, you can search Reed and Summit (Northwest libraries) simultaneously.

  • Choose "Reed Library" to limit your search to books and media at Reed.
  • Choose "Reed + Summit" to find and request items from Reed and Summit Libraries.
  • Choose "Reed + Summit + Articles" for access to thousands of journal article links, along with Reed and Summit items.

Beyond Reed: Summit vs ILL​

If you find something in the system that is not owned by Reed, you should first request the item through Summit. Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) for all journal article requests, as well as books and media not available through Summit. E-books cannot be borrowed from another institution. Check the library website for more information on borrowing policies for Reed College Library and Summit as well as information on ILL.

Browsing the stacks: most relevant call number ranges

Reed College uses the Library of Congress Classification system. Relevant call number ranges for Chinese are:

Chinese language and literature - PL1001-PL3208

Chinese history - DS701-DS799.9