Library Scavenger Hunt
This scavenger hunt is meant as a basic introduction to the library services--both online and
off-- you will be using over the next four years. You will be given a quiz grade for the activity,
which will be recorded by your English teacher, but remember that the goal is for you to explore
and get familiar with resources so you can better decide which to use when research projects come
up in any of your classes.
Record your answers on a separate sheet of paper, or use a word processor. Please staple
any of the requested printouts to your answer sheet. You do not have to work on the questions in
order. If you are using a word processor, remember to leave yourself plenty of time to print your
work before the activity is over. You may work in pairs.
Please remember to work quietly and efficiently!
On the library floor:
1. Politely introduce yourself to one or both of our media specialists. List both their names.
2. Locate and browse through the biography section and list one title you would like to read. (List
one for each partner.)
3. Which Dewey number do you think has the most titles in our reference area? Why do you think
there are so many books in this area?
4. How much does it cost to make a copy in our library?
5. List three of our bound magazine titles? Which magazine goes back the furthest? How far back
does it run?
6. Locate the library magazine area. Copy the titles of three magazines you did not know the
7. Locate Contemporary Musicians and list the citation for one of your favorite artists or groups.
8. Browse through the fiction section, and list the name of one famous author sharing the first
initial of each partner's last name.