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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2016     Views: 2661

Current periodicals represent the most recent issue(s) of a particular journal.  They can be found on the Library's 5th floor opposite the door into the glassed-in reading room. These journals may only be read in the Library.

Most journals have several issues to a volume (a volume usually spans one year's worth of publications of that journal). Therefore, journals that come out monthly will have 12 issues in a volume, whereas journals that come out quarterly will have four issues to a volume. 

Once a volume is no longer current, the Library will gather up the issues in that volume and bind them together into a single book.  These are the bound periodicals, which are located in the glassed-in reading room on the Library's 5th floor. Students, faculty, and staff may borrow these bound volumes for 3 days.

Please note that not all periodicals will be converted to bound form.