Collections & Locations

Collections & Locations

The library's collections of books, reserve items, scores, journals, and media material can be searched with the online catalog available on the library website.

For most books, scores, and media, the library uses the Library of Congress (LC) classification system to organize items on the shelves by subject. 

The library catalog uses the following locations for books, some media, & journals; other locations may show up, ask for help at the front desk.




Main Stacks

Books that can be checked out for 3 weeks

A – B: Upper Level
C – Z: Lower Level


Older books in closed storage

Retrieved upon request

Reader's Corner

Current, popular books

Main Level


Items for specific classes that can be checked out for a short time

Main Level, Front Desk


High use books such as Bible commentaries & encyclopedias

Main Level

White Collection

Books by and about Ellen G. White

Main Level

Videos & DVDs

VHS and DVD titles that can be checked out or viewed in the library

Main Level

Compact Discs

Music CDs

Main Level

Audio CDs & Tapes

Spoken recordings, instructional recordings, & recorded books

Main Level


A small collection of resources to be used with a computer

Main Level

Children's Literature

Picture books & story books

Main Level


Books over 12” tall that can be checked out for 3 weeks

Lower Level


Journals & magazines in print format

SDA titles: Heritage Room

Current issues: Main Level

Back issues: Upper Level

1993 & older: Retrieved upon request

LP Records

Music recordings on vinyl

Main Level

Microform Collection

Historical documents on microfilm and microfiche

Retrieved upon request

Heritage Collection

Items relating to the SDA church & the history of PUC; library use only

Upper Level

Pitcairn Collection

Items relating to the history of Pitcairn Island; library use only

Upper Level

Vault Collection

Fragile items about the history of PUC & the SDA church; library use only

Retrieved upon request

Alumni Collection

Publications by graduates or former students at PUC; library use only

Upper Level

Maxwell Collection

Books from the collection of the Arthur S. Maxwell family; library use only

Main Level


Full-text of books available online

Links provided through the library catalog or through other databases