Q. How do I search for a book in the Library?


Use the OneSearch box in the center of the screen at http://library.ttu.edu/. This  will allow you to locate books and other items available in the Library. Type the title, author, or topic keyword, then click "Search." When viewing the results, select the "Available in the Library" link on the left menu to limit your results to only items in the Library collection, such as books, DVDs, and audio recordings.

The call numbers listed next to an item will tell you its location in the building. Be sure to look at which library the book is in as there are four options: University Library, Architecture Library, Southwest Special Collections, and Law Library. Also check to make sure there is Available at before the call numbers, which indicate the item is on the shelf. 

From the image above we can see we are looking for a book titled Global Warming with the call number of UNIV LIB Stacks QC 981. 8. G56 L66 2004 which is the location of the book in the library. UNIV LIB Stacks lets you know to be in the University Library, Stacks lets you know what part of that building the book is located. Stacks is on the west side of the library so use the purple/blue elevators closes to the computers on the grond floor. Then QC lets you know you should go to the Stacks 4. To find the call numbers by floor look at the sign outside of the elevators and also inside the elevators. We also have a map of the library that may help as well. Once you get on the Stacks 4 floor, use the number to navigate first my alpha then numerically. If you can't find it, let us know. Come back to a desk on the ground floor or use the Ask a Librarian service. 

  • Last Updated Aug 16, 2019
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  • Answered By Cynthia Henry

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