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What Next?

  • Make sure the Status of the item is "Available." If the status is something other than available, learn what that status means and what actions you can take.
  • Write down (or text yourself) the Location and the Call # for your item. You might think of the "Location" as the "Neighborhood" the item resides in and the "Call Number" as the "Address" of the item.
    a screenshot of a catalog record with arrows pointing to the location and call number fields
  • View our Library Floor Maps for a general idea of library locations and call # arrangement.

Finding Books by Call Number

Watch this video to learn how to find books by the call #

Browse the Collection

Use the Library of Congress Classification (LC) guide to find the call number range that corresponds to your subject area.

Interlibrary Loan

ILL iconNeed a book or journal article that we don't have in Randall Library? Request it through Interlibrary Loan. Just provide the citation and we'll find it for you.

Place an Interlibrary Loan request.

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