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The reference collection, labeled as Reference Room in Addison and Summon, contains sources for quick answers and guides into other sources in the stacks and online. Material in the collection includes

  • Dictionaries and encyclopedias, both general and subject-specific
  • Indexes to publish literature, particularly indexes that are not duplicated by our databases
  • Statistical compilations
  • Directories
  • Handbooks

Items in our reference collection do not circulate; they must be used in the building.


Newman Library second floor Newman Library second floor


Newman Library summer hours

Sun: 9:00am- 10:00pm
Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 10:00pm
Fri: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

Current semester hours