Circulating books on Italian language are shelved by Library of Congress call number PC on the 5th floor, and Italian literature is shelved by Library of Congress call number PQ 4000 + on the 4th floor. DVDs and cds are on the first floor by the Circulation Desk. New books spend some initial time on a display on the first floor.
Catalog Search Tips
For Dante Alighieri, search using first name first.
The Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB) is a large series that looks at specific genres, national writing/writers, and literary movements. Searching the library catalog using "dictionary of literary biography and ital*" will retrieve at least 6 different volumes. These are shelved on the 4th floor and available for check out. A sample below: