To find a specific book or books on a particular topic, start with a library catalog. The catalog will tell you which books we own, and will give you the location and call number you need to find the book on the shelf. Our library uses two different catalogs:
UCSB Library Catalog:
- Includes all items across all of the University of California campus libraries
- Also includes books in other libraries around the country
- Search examples and help
- Search Melvyl Catalog
About Call Numbers
- How to Read Call Numbers
- Call Number & Locations Guide
- Floor Plans with Library Locations - Download a PDF here.
Need help? Ask a Librarian!