Answered By: Paula Albers
Last Updated: Jun 28, 2014     Views: 121

The first step to finding a book is to search the catalog.  After you have found the catalog record for the book you want, there are three pieces of information that you need to look at: the location, call number and status.

The location indicates which library the book is in, as well as which floor it is on. Clicking on the location link will give you more information about the library or a map.

The call number indicates exactly where the book will be on the shelf.

The status indicates whether or not the book is currently available for checkout.  If the status is "Not Checked Out," you should be able to find the book on the shelves.

Once you have reviewed all of this information, either write down the call number or text it to yourself using the "Send Via Text Message" button, and go to the library and floor indicated in the location to find the book.  If a book's status indicates that it should be on the shelf, but you cannot find it, come to the library help desk and we can help you try to find it.

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