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Locating books

Locate the book yourself

After you search and find a book in Discover@MU you need three pieces of information to locate your material:  Location, Call Number and Status

The three things needed as shown in the search

1. Location

The location tells you which library or part of the library where the book is located. There are many different libraries on campus (Math, Journalism, etc.), and each library has its own location code. There are also special areas with their own codes, like Reference in Ellis.

2. Call Number

The call number tells you exactly where the book is on the shelf. Books are arranged in the library by subject, and every book has its own specific place on the shelf. Write this number down or use the "text call number" feature to be able to find the book on the shelf.

3. Status

The status tells you if the book is currently on the shelf and available to check out. For example, if a book is, "AVAILABLE," that means it is on the shelf and ready to be checked out. If the status is "Checked out," the book is currently being used by someone and is not available.  Additional Circulation Status Codes