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Locate a Book Using its Call Number: How to Find a Book

Where is my Book in Ellis Library?

Search the call number of a book at Ellis Library, and receive a map and written directions to the book's location.

Thumbnail links to Addresses, Directions & Maps

Call Number:  


Library of Congress Call Numbers

Call Number
AC ... to ... AZ 4 East
B ... to ... HE 3 East
HF ... to ... LT 2 East
M ... to ... NX 4 East
P ... to ... PG 2A West
PH ... to ... PQ 2999 3 Central

PQ 3000 ... to ... QL 99

2 East
QL 100 ... to ... QR 2 Central
QS ... to ... QZ Health Sciences Library
R ... to ...RZ 2 Central
S ... to ... SK 2 West
T ... to ... VM 1A West
W ... to ...WZ Health Sciences Library
Z ... to ... ZA 1 West

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Dewey Decimal Call Numbers in Ellis Library

If the call number of your book starts with numbers, not letters, then it has a Dewey Decimal Call Number and will be in one of the following locations:

Dewey Decimal Call Number
001 ... 353.7
353.8 (Government Documents)
353.9... 999


 Dissertations & Theses - Most print MU dissertations and theses are housed off-campus. Use the Request Item feature in MERLIN catalog to order.

NOTE:  You can request books stored in the depository by using the Request Item feature from the MERLIN catalog. Or ask at Ellis Library Circulation.

View an interactive floor plan of Ellis Library.

Which Library?

Library Locations

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MU Annex Request delivery from off-site storage
MU Archives University Archives
MU Depository Request delivery from off-site storage
MU Ellis Ellis Library
MU Engineering Library Engineering Library & Technology Commons
MU Geology Geological Sciences Library
MU Health Sciences Library Health Sciences Library
MU Journalism Journalism Library
MU Law Library MU Law Library
MU Math Mathematical Sciences Library
State Historical Society-Columbia State Historical Society of Missouri
Columbia Missourian Newspaper Library Missourian Newspaper Library
MU Veterinary Medical Library Veterinary Medical Library

Special Locations in Ellis library

Sometimes books are in specific areas of Ellis Library, like Recorded Sound or Special Collections. To find a map to the specific department or area where the book is, click on the hyperlinked location information (picture below) or view an interactive floorplan of Ellis Library.