How do I find a book in the library?


Search our online catalog, BruKnow. Once you find the book you need, view its record and see what the status is. If it is "Available," note the location and call number. For books in the Rock, Sciences, and Orwig, you can go to the shelf yourself and find it. Bring the book to the circulation desk to check it out. Note that many of our books are available in online versions.

The call number system we use if that of the Library of Congress. It is alpha-numeric. Note the letter with which the call number begins and then check that against the Stack Guide posted near the elevators. This will tell you what floor the book is on. When you get to the area beginning with that letter, go through the numbers til you come to the right section. If it's a big section, you will want to move on to the next part of the call number, beginning with another letter. As you work your way through the full number, you will find the book you need.

To access materials in the John Hay Library, you must create an account and request the book though your account. John Hay materials may be used only in the Special Collections Reading Room.

If the item you need is in the Annex (called Offsite Storage in BruKnow), click on the link that says "Request" under Links in the book record. This will recall the book to campus.

If a book is checked out, you may ask for a copy from another library by clicking on Request via EasyBorrow.

  • Last Updated Nov 17, 2021
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  • Answered By Karen Bouchard

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