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WITHDRAWN

The Library has withdrawn this item from circulation due to damage.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.