Glossary of Catalog Terms

CHECK SHELF
Check the book shelf for the book, DVD, CD, etc. for which you're looking. If it’s not there, ask a librarian for assistance.
ON HOLD SHELF
The book, DVD, CD, etc. is being held by request of a library user.
MISSING
The Library once owned this item but it is now missing.
IN TRANSIT
This item is being sent from one library location to another.
IN PROCESSING
This item is being processed in the Library's Catalog Department.
ON ORDER
The Library has ordered the item from the publisher but has not yet received it.
AT VENDOR
This item is currently being processed by the vendor.
WITHDRAWN
The Library has withdrawn this item from circulation due to damage.
LIBRARY USE ONLY
This item may only be used in the Library and cannot be checked out.
BILLED
Item is overdue and the user has been billed.
DELAYED PAGING
This item is located off site; it may be requested from a Main Library Paging Desk and will be made available 24-48 hours after being requested.
CIVSERV
Civil Service test books
GRABHORN
The Robert Grabhorn Collection on the History of Printing and the Development of the Book
HARRISON
The Richard Harrison Collection of Calligraphy & Lettering
SCOWAH
The Schmulowitz Collection of Wit & Humor
FROST
The Robert Frost Collection
HOLMES
The Sherlock Holmes Collection
LARGE PRINT
Fiction and nonfiction books printed in 16 point or larger type
LIBRETTO
Opera scripts
LITTLE MAGAZINES (LM)
The Little Maga/Zine Collection
McCOMAS
A Reference Collection of Fantasy and Science Fiction Books and Periodicals
PANAMA
The Panama Canal Collection
PHELAN
The James D. Phelan California Authors Collection
PROJREAD
The Project Read Collection for adults working to improve basic reading and writing skills.

When searching the online Catalog please remember to write down the author, title and date of publication for the book, periodical, video or other materials you wish to consult, as well as the name of the collection. This will help provide you with prompt access to our materials.

*Please note that many items in these particular collections are not listed in our online Catalog, and an in-house card catalog should also be consulted. For more information about these collections, see the Book Arts and Special Collections Center page.

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