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Martha S. Grafton Library

Research 101

Grafton Library Discovery Service (GLDYS)

Search box on library's main web page

GLDYS is the search on the main page of the library's website. 

Use GLDYS to find:

  • Books (print and e-books)
  • DVDs and streaming video
  • Microfilm/ Microfiche
  • Journal Articles

If Grafton doesn't have what you need, you can use GLDYS to search for books and journal articles at other libraries and request them through Interlibrary Loan.

GLDYS is the easiest way to find books for your research.

Learning More About an Item

Click on the title of an item to get more information. 

There are several different collections at Grafton Library, tell you where the item can be found:

  • Grafton STACKS - These are part of the main collection and can be checked out. 
  • REFERENCE - These are located near the computers on the main floor of Grafton. They cannot be checked out.
  • DVD STACKS - DVDs are shelved next to the elevator on the main floor.

If you have a question about an item, just ask at the main desk!


Call Numbers are an item's "address;" tell you where you can find the item in Grafton Library. 

Status indicates whether the book is Available. Create a library account to place a hold. 


The Description section of the record tells you information about the item. Expand the section by clicking on the arrow next to the section name. You can view the table of contents, subjects, and often a summary. 

Open Access Book Resources