A theology instructor has sent several reports of her students being told that our library does not contain either the Anchor Bible Commentary or the New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary.  Both sources are in the library collection.

One copy of every volume in the Anchor Bible Commentary may be found in the reference collection.  Each volume corresponds with one (occasionally two or three) book in the Bible.  Each volume has a slightly different call number but all are shelved together beginning at the call number (Ref) BS 192.2 .A1.

The library has duplicate copies of many volumes of the Anchor Bible Commentary.  Those are shelved in the main stacks at the same call number as they are at in the reference collection.  The main stacks copies are available for checkout.

Each volume of the New Interpreter’s Bible Commentary contains commentary on several books in the Bible.  The volumes are at the call number (Ref) BS 491.2 .N484.  This title is not in the main stacks; it is only in the reference collection.

The instructor is also reporting students misdirected to the reference collection.  When asked where it is located, please be sure to offer the Circulation Desk as a source of help if your directions do not get someone there successfully.  It is easier for staff at the Circulation Desk to describe the location than it is to do so from the second floor of the IC.