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Main or Stacks
The main collection, containing over 100,000 books, is found on the lower level.

Electronic Books and Journals
Full-text books and articles from journals, magazines & newspaper can be accessed from campus and home computers.

Oversize (OVER)
Books that are too large to fit on regular shelves are separated into the oversize section, which is found on the lower level of the library.

U.S. Government Documents
MSU-Northern receives selected Federal Government Documents which are located on the lower level of the library.

On the main floor, reference contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, guides, and statistical resources commonly used by faculty and students.

Montana Documents
MSU-Northern also receives selected Montana State Government Documents.

Both fiction and non-fiction juvenile books are on the lower level.

Special Collections and Archives
Non-circulating collection of historical books, papers, manuscripts and photographs pertaining to MSU-Northern and North Central Montana.

Current journal and newspaper titles are found displayed near the Circulation Desk. Older issues shelved in the Periodicals Stacks on the lower level. .

The library also has small collections of cassettes, maps, atlases, videos, microfilm and microfiche, and equipment.


Materials in the Vande Bogart Library are arranged by the Library of Congress Classification system, the Dewey Decimal Classification system or the Superintendent of Documents Classification system.

Last Updated: 10/16/13
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