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Books: Label Prefixes

Accessing books in the Library

Reading Prefixes

Some books have a prefix on their spine label which indicates that it is a specific type of material (such as Oversize) or indicates the location of the item (such as Tryon Rm). 

Prefixes for Location:

Dir. Office    See library staff at the Circulation Desk
LSR             Learning, Support and Retention (in Student Services building)
Juvenile      Children's books shelved in the carrel area across from the Reference Collection
Oversize      Books too large for normal sheving, located between Reference and Circulating
                    collections (included in Circulating Collection)
Ref               Reference Collection books (for use only in building)
Sm Bus        Customized Training and Development Center (Foundation building)
Tryon Rm     Old Tryon Historical Collection (Tryon Room, in Library's west wing) 

Prefixes for Specific Book Types:

 Basic Bk       Suited for adult basic readers
 Lg Print        Large print to assist the visually-impaired
 Nursing        For 
students of ADN or LPN nursing programs 


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