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Finding Research Materials: The Basics: Book Searching

Finding Books


Use the library catalog to locate print books and e-books in the UofL library system. Our catalog also finds items held in libraries around the world. For more information see the WorldCat Discovery guide.


When you search the library catalog you'll see an item reference that looks like this:

catalog view of a book

Under the book's citation information is its location and availability. The location info starts with the library followed by the collection, floor, and call number. At the end of the line is the status.

University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292


tel 502.852.6757

fax 502.852.8736

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