Ground Level

These are the services that the Sojourner Truth Library provides that are found on the Ground Level.

Book Stacks:


The Ground floor of the Library houses the Stacks books with LC call numbers from P through Z.

P: Language & Literature
Q: Science
R: Medicine
S: Agriculture
T: Technology
U: Military Science
V: Naval Science
Z: Bibliography-Library Science

Library of Congress Classification


Compact Shelving:

compact shelving

All of the older print issues of journals are located on the Ground Floor. The Compact Shelving area contains back issues of journals with call Numbers A-N. Journals with call numbers P-Z are interfiled with the books.

  • Journals are shelved according to the LC Classification system  
  • If the Catalog says "Compact Shelving"look for your journal by call number in this area.

Microform Cabinets and Viewing Room

STL has hundreds of titles on microfilm and microfiche, including: 

  • The complete New York Times dating back to 1851
  • Reprints of rare books found in the Short Title Catalog of English books, 1475 to 1640
  • ERIC (ED) documents


Government Documents

The US Government is a rich resource of information in all subject areas, from agriculture to law to space exploration.  

  • This collection is organized using SUDOCS numbers
  • STL also collects NYS and local government documents
  • An increasing number of "Gov Docs" are also found online. 

Link to our Gov. Docs website



Quiet Study


The Quiet Study area is on the Ground Floor of the library.

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