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Biological Sciences Research Guide

This guide is designed to help you find resources and get started with research in the Biological Sciences.

Print book delivery and pickup

The library is open so you can come and browse the book stacks for yourself, but we offer other options through our HOLD service:

  • From the library homepage, click on FIND at the top left of the page and select BOOKS. Search for the item that you want using the basic or advanced book search box (the advanced search is best if you know the title and author's last name).
  • Sign in to your library account on the top right of the page so that we know who you are when you request a book!
  • From the book record page, click the "Place Hold" button- usually a large blue square on the right. 
  • When your items are available for pick-up you will receive an email asking how you would like to get them:
  • Pick-up at the library - inside at the circulation desk   OR
  • Home Delivery - If you are unable to make it to campus, we can send the items via UPS to your residence, along with a return mailer.

Note:  IF we don't have the book you want, try Interlibrary borrowing. (Just be aware that many libraries will not lend out text books)

Where to find books

Most Biology books available for check out are in the MAIN COLLECTION on the 3rd floor of Walsh Library.

To find a print book, you need to know the call number, which you can find by using the "search books" tab above the search box on the library home page.  You  might try browsing the shelves  around the following call numbers:

QH301-705.5 Biology (General)
QK1-989 Botany; QL1-991 Zoology
QR1-502  Microbiology; QR355-502  Virology

Book Search

Maps of Walsh Library

Recent and current science book orders

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