Pegasus will be down for planned system maintenance for the next couple of days. It should be up and running at some point on the 16th (Wednesday), but it may be available again sooner than that. It is difficult to predict exactly how long this update will take.
During this time, Pegasus will not appear on the library website. Worldcat Local is working, and it will indicate which books we own, but it will not display call numbers or locations (Cudahy vs Lewis vs Storage vs Law vs Health Sciences, etc). There is also no way of knowing if a book is checked out.
The best option for helping patrons locate a book is to search for the item in the catalog of another library and hope that their call numbers match up relatively well with ours. Some good places to search include University of Chicago, UIC, and Northwestern (although Northwestern has a lot of Dewey call numbers, so watch out for these). Be sure to explain to the patron that this call number is a best guess, and that we can’t be sure that the book will be on the shelf until we find it. If possible, go over to Cudahy and check the stacks to confirm the call number.
Also remember that many books will be in Lewis Library, the Law Library, or Health Sciences. Books in the following subject areas are likely to be at Lewis:
Business, Communication, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Education, Mathematics & Statistics, Pastoral Studies, and Social Work