The library uses the Library of Congress System to organize materials.
To find a book, DVD, or CD:
- Use Search@UW to find call numbers for known items (See PDF link below)
- Write down the item's call number (example: DS559.46 .H35 1986)
- Use our handy guide to help you understand call numbers (See PDF link below)
- When you are ready to find your item in the library, use the signs at the end of each shelf to find where your call number is located.
- If you need help, ask a librarian!