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History: Books

LC Call Numbers

C1 - 51: Auxiliary Sciences of History (General)

D1 - 2027: History (General)

E11 - 143: America

F1 - 975: United States local history

H1 - 99: Social sciences (General)

Encyclopedias relating to history can be found in the reference section on the Main Level under these call number ranges.  Other subject related books can be found under these ranges on Level Two of Hammermill Library.

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Issues and Controversies


Salem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of the following print reference sets, which can be found in the Hammermill Library reference collection:

Online Reference Books

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Public History


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Interlibrary Loan

Find a book we don't have at Mercyhurst? You can request books and other materials through two document delivery services provided by Hammermill Library.

Interlibrary Loan
Our ILL service allows you to request articles, books, chapters from books, and conference proceedings to request from libraries all over the country. Choose the material you'd like to request, log in using your Name and Mercyhurst ID Number, then fill out the form as completly as possible and click 'Submit This Request'.

*Please check the holdings at Hammermill Library before requesting materials through this service!