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Locating Books in the Library
Once you have identified a book in DELCAT or WorldCat Local:
Check the current status of the book.
Click on the link in the DELCAT record that says "Holdings:All
items and circulation status." Do you see the words "on
shelf" or a due date? If there is a due date, someone else has
checked the book out of the Library. You may request that the book
be recalled for you by using the Book
Recall form (select the "Forms" link on Library webpages)
Note the location and call number of the book.
The Location information in the DELCAT record identifies the specific
University of Delaware Library (Morris Library or one of the four
branch libraries). Each book has a unique call number (e.g., PR2807
.C84 2006) that tells you where the book is located. The Library
uses Library of Congress call numbers to organize its books on
the shelves by subject.
Use the call number to find the book.
Sometimes a specific place is given in the Location information (e.g.,
Reference, Reserve Room, or Special Collections). A location other
than "Morris Library" means that you should go to that
location to locate the item. Use the call number as an address
to find the book on the shelves. The first letter of the call number
determines the correct floor. If the book's location is listed
as "Internet," clicking on the link in the DELCAT record
will take you to the book.
|Morris Library Call Number Locations
| A - H
J - K
L - N
P - Q
R - Z
| 3rd Floor
|Morris Library Locations
- If a book you need is not on the shelf,
check DELCAT once more to be sure you have correct information about
the location and call number and whether the book has been checked
out to another library user. You may also look on designated book return
shelves, in sorting areas, and by photocopy machines. Sorting areas
are indicated on maps of the floors. Still no luck? Ask
at the Circulation Desk for assistance.
This page is maintained by Meg Grotti, Coordinator, Library Instruction, Reference Department.