If you want to browse items that are shelved together because they share a topic, you can use the call number browse feature of the library catalog. This will show not only similar volumes across all of our libraries, but also similar digital items. And if you find promising titles, you can request scans of tables of contents or of specific sections to help you determine which are most likely to be relevant before making a contactless pickup request.
To use this function, enter the beginning of the call number of an item that you found helpful into the search box of the library catalog.
Then choose call number browse in the pull-down menu next to the search box and click the search icon.
This will bring you to a list of items with similar call numbers.
Once you identify physical items of interest, click on request scan or request item.
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