Browsing For Books On Your Topic

The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries have aisles of books! Since our books are shelved by subject, it is best to:

  1. Search the Catalog  to find a few books on your topic, then browse the shelves around that book to find more pertinent books.
  2. Enter keywords that describe your topic. Examples are: bilingual education, Burning Man, Gothic architecture, or cochlear implants.
  3. Determine a relevant title from your search results, and then look at the subject links under LC SUBJECT in the Library Catalog record. Select a subject link to find more relevant books.

Every book entry contains a LC SUBJECT area with relevant subject links. You can find more items like this book by clicking on these subject links.

Find the item on the shelf by looking at thLocationCall #, and  Floor Plan link in the catalog record. The  Location tells you in which library the book is located. The  Call # is the exact location of the book in the library. Click the  Floor Plan link to view a map of where the book is located in the library.

Printed floor maps of the Knowledge Center are available at the Research Desk on the second floor. Large-size floor maps are posted throughout the building.

Getting Books from Other Libraries

If you are unable to find a book you need through the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries, you have two methods for getting materials from other libraries:  Link+ and  Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad). Both of these are available at no cost to students, staff, and faculty of the University. For more detailed information see Getting Books and Articles from Other Libraries.