This page should help you find out everything that you need to know to look for a book, where you already know the title, or you need to find one by subject. It will help you locate the books in our Library and even show you how to find them.
If you have questions or need help, contact Elisabeth Knight, or ask at the Common's Desk in Helm.
The Map It Feature of the One Search Catalog makes it easy to locate books in WKU Libraries.
Click on the Map It Button below any catalog entry results that you get when searching in our catalog for books. It will open a map of the floor of the library your book/item is located on and place an icon in the shelves where the book should be. Please see the handout below if you need more detail.
Use One Search to search for specific items in the collection, or more narrowly-defined subjects.
CALL NUMBER (how to read the Library of Congress call numbers)
BF= Subject Area
11= Location within the subject- Like a Street Address – Numbers go from 1-9999 (so: 11 is in beginning of BF section, 9879 is at end of BF section)
.H39= (shows where the book sits on the shelf in the BF11 area) -stands for author’s name