See below for new acquisitions in geography, a list of key geography reference works, our book recommendation form, and our catalog search box. Use the search box to find more books at Gustavus - or expand your search to other libraries! (Note: While most of our books can be checked out, reference books (encyclopedias, handbooks, etc.) must stay in the building.)
Tip: For help finding books, visit the Finding Books in the Library guide.
Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic.
Reference works (such as encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries) provide overviews of a topic. Reference works must remain in the library so everyone has a chance to use them, so be prepared to take notes or scan a copy of the entries or essays you need. Tip: Visit the Finding Books in the Library guide.