The library catalog is a register of all bibliographic items found in the AU Library (e.g., books, journals, computer files, journal articles, etc.) Since 1972 as the first temporary library was established now we have a large collection of more than 500,000 items of books, journals, and electronic materials.
The library catalog is the reader’s chief means of discovering and locating material in the library.
- It points out the location of the books and other types of materials the library holds by giving the location or call number.
- It lists in one place, in alphabetical order, all books (and nonbook materials, if they are included in the catalog) by a particular author or on a particular subject, regardless of their locations in the library.
- It provides several ways of finding materials, listing them by author, title, subject; by coauthor, translator, or illustrator if there is one; and often by series if the work belongs to a series.