Answered By: Joe Bourneuf Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015 Views: 33
The holdings statement is 98% dependable, e.g.:
|Holdings :||vol. 1-52(1961-2012)|
The list of individual volumes on the "availability" screen systematically includes those acquired after the mid 1980s (when the card catalog was computerized). Those prior to that time are generally included only when the item was barcoded afterwards, for one reason or another.
If you are making a special trip from a considerable distance, just to find this particular volume, you may want to contact the Library in question to be certain it has not recently gone missing.