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Identifies where library collections are located, how to check the catalog for availability information, and how to find materials with Library of Congress call numbers.
Last Updated: Mar 8, 2012 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Where is it?

The Library Catalog includes 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
  • Bestseller - 1st floor
  • Bindery - unavailable
  • Book - A-L 3rd floor, M-Z 4th floor
  • CED Center for Economic Development - off site, use Interlibrary Loan
  • Children's - 3rd floor
  • Folio - 4th floor, end of books
  • Gov Doc - 3rd floor
  • Index - Library Annex
  • Microform - 3rd floor
  • MN Lib Access Ctr Elmer L. Andersen Library - off site, use Get It/Recall
  • Multimedia - 1st floor
  • Newspaper - 1st floor
  • NRRI Natural Resources Research Institute - off site, use Interlibrary Loan
  • Online - Electronic
  • Periodical - Annex
  • Reference - 2nd floor
  • Reserve - 1st floor
  • Thesis - 3rd floor (LB 2369.5)
  • TMC Teaching Materials - 3rd floor
  • Tweed Museum of Art - off site, Tweed Museum
  • Voyageur/Special - 1st floor

Using Get It / Recall

1.     Type in your term in the QuickSearch catalog box on the UMD Library home page. You can designate the type of search with the tabs; choose whether to search title keyword, author keyword, or subject keyword with the drop-down menu; and limit your query by collection with the right-hand drop-down menu.

2.     Your results list will include items in the UMD Library collection that contain the keywords you typed.

3.     If you’d like to broaden your search to include all University of Minnesota campus libraries, change the Search Scope to “All Campuses Catalog” and perform your search again.

4.     The catalog listing will indicate whether the title is available at the Duluth campus or other locations. Click on “Locations (Get It)” to see availability at all locations.

5.     Click on the plus sign next to a library that owns this item, and the record will open so that you can sign in to request it.


6.     Sign in with your UMD Internet ID and password.

7.     Then open the record again by clicking “Locations (Get It)” and the plus sign next to the owning library on the title you wished to request.

8.     Now the “Get It / Recall” link will show up under “Request Options.”

9.     Select the campus library pickup location and adjust the “needed by” date for this request. Then click on the red “Get It / Recall” button.

10. You will get a confirmation message “Action Succeeded” if the item you requested is eligible for paging or recall.


11. When the item is available for pickup at the library you selected, you will receive an email notification. Remember, you may request an item that is “Out of Library” if no copies of the title are available, and the item will be recalled from the current borrower.

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