Library Tutorials

Find a Book in the Library

Step 1: Go to Start your search by going to One Search.


Step 2: In the One Search box, type in your search terms and click search.

For this example, I am looking for books about James Meredith. 


Step 3: Once on the results page, look to the left column under the Content Type box and select Book/eBook to narrow the results to only books.

Results page


Content Type box with Book/eBook selected


Step 4: To find a print version of a book, click on the call number beside the entry that says Book. 

Entry for book with call number highlighted

Note: To access an ebook, simply click on the Full Text Online link beside the eBook entry and login with your WebID and password.

eBook entry


Step 5: On the right side of the page, look for the gray Additional Resources box. In this box, you will see Main Location and a floor. This tells you the location of your book within the library. Click on the listed floor for a map of the library. Remember, you will need the entire call number (ex. LD3412.9 .M38 2019) to find the book.

Book entry in the catalog viewIf the status of the book shows a date, that means the book is currently checked out and is unavailable. 

checked out status


Step 6: On the floor map, find the listed floor. From there you can see where each call number range is located on each floor. For this example, the book is located on Mezzanine A.

JD Williams Library Floor Map

Attribution and Sharing

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