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WRIT 1120: College Writing: Find Books

Resources, tools and research strategies for students enrolled in WRIT 1120

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WorldCat and ILL

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Use our interlibrary loan (ILL) services to get books, articles, DVDs, and other items owned by other libraries. The books will be mailed here for you to check out.

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Another way is by searching the catalog-of-catalogs called WorldCat. When you search WorldCat, the results will be in the order of how many libraries in the system own a copy. If you're interested in getting a book sent here for you, click on the title to find out more about it, and then click on the link for ILL or interlibrary loan (there will be a red icon). You will be sent to the login screen for our ILL system.

MNCAT Discovery

Where is it?

The MNCAT Discovery and the Library Catalog include location information next to a book's call number to tell you where in the library the book is located.

These are the locations used in the Library Catalog.

  • American Indian Learning Resource Center - off site, 315 Kirby Plaza
  • Archives & Special Collections - Annex 2nd floor, 202
  • Bestseller - 1st floor
  • Book - Call numbers starting with A-L on 3rd floor, M-Z on 4th floor
  • Children's - 3rd floor
  • Folio - 4th floor, after Zs
  • Government Documents - 3rd floor
  • Graphic Novels - 1st floor
  • Index - Library Annex, 2nd floor
  • Microform - 3rd floor
  • MN Lib Access Ctr - off site, use Get It
  • Multimedia (Audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, & VHS Tapes) - 1st floor, ask the circulation desk
  • New Books - 1st floor
  • Newspaper - 1st floor
  • Online - Electronic, search catalog, click title, and follow the link
  • Periodical - Library Annex, 1st & 2nd floors
  • Reference - 2nd floor
  • Reserve - 1st floor, ask the circulation desk
  • Teaching Materials (TMC) - 3rd floor
  • Thesis - 3rd floor (LB 2369.5)
  • Tweed Museum of Art - off site, Tweed Museum
  • Wellness Collection - 1st floor

All library maps are available on our website

Get It

Did you know that the library will now pull your books for you?

is a service which provides paging service for all registered UMD Library users, with U-wide paging and lending available to students, faculty, and staff.

Get It offers students, faculty, and staff the ability to manage renewals through My Account on the Library Web site. You can search the MNCAT all-campus catalog to check the holdings throughout the UM system and then select the "Find or Request" tab and then "Sign in to Request" and click on to order an available copy or recall one that is checked out. The item will be shipped via courier if coming from another campus location.

Find additional information at our Get It information page.