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PIO 102 (Fall 2023) - Library Activity: Finding A Book in the Library: Instructions

This guide provides instructions for completing the library activity for students in Fall 2023 PIO 102 classes.


This intent of this library activity is to have you visit the library and locate a book on a topic that interests you.  To find an item in the library in the most effective way possible, follow the steps below.   Remember, you can always ask for help from the library staff!

Use the library catalog to find a book in the library

Step 1: Watch the "Intro to the Library Catalog" video to learn how to find books and other materials in Legacy Library.

Step 2:Use the library catalog search box below to find a book on a topic that interests you. The library catalog search box is always found at the top of the Legacy Library home page at

Find Books & Materials in the Marietta College Library Catalog

Step 3: For any item that you find in the library catalog and would like to pull from the shelf, write down the location, call number (location on the shelf), and status of the book.

Step 4: Locate the item on the shelf. NOTE: If you can't find the book on the shelf, the librarian at the reference desk on the 1st floor is happy to help you locate it.

Here is Game of Thrones on the shelf.

Note that the call number on the spine of the book matches the one in the previously displayed catalog record.