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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, May 24: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Mon, May 25: Closed
Tue-Thu, May 26-28: 7:30am - 10:00pm
Fri, May 29: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat, May 30: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sun, May 31: 9:00am - 10:00pm

Current semester hours