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Use this guide to get started with your biology research!

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Call Numbers to Browse

If you're interested in a broad biological topic, or would just like to browse for interesting reading, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:

  • QH: Natural History, general biology, evolution, genetics
  • QK: Botany, including physiology, anatomy, and ecology
  • QL: Zoology, including physiology, anatomy, behavior, development and ecology
  • QM: Human anatomy
  • QP: Physiology, including animal biochemistry
  • QR: Microbiology
  • R: Health and medicine

Locations of books

  • New books are located in the Library lobby and are in call number order.
  • Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
  • Book stacks: Consult the library map; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!

How to Read a Call Number

Watch this video for more information about reading call numbers to find a book!


E-books in Collins Library are fully integrated into Primo Search! 

Consult the e-books guide to find out more about finding and using our growing e-book collection.

Need Help?

 Stuck? Need Help? Don't hesitate to contact Eli!

Eli Gandour-Rood, Science Librarian

tel: (253) 879-3678

Click Here to Schedule an Appointment!