The Reference Collection consists of non-circulating materials that are meant to be used for finding answers to specific informational questions and for gaining basic background knowledge of a subject. Included in the Reference Collection are subject-specific encyclopedias and dictionaries, handbooks that compile basic research, directories, compilations of statistical information, and a variety of other types of sources. The collection has printed books, printed maps, and online resources. The printed reference books are located on the second floor behind the Research & Information Desk. The maps are located on the third floor. The Reference Collection supports the Library's Reference Services.