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The book I want is out

Place a hold on a book that is on loan or try BONUS Plus button

The number of holds you can place is dependent on your borrower category.


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I need some books on my topic

There is more than one way to search for books in the library - start with the Search page:

Use Summon to do a broad search to find out what the Library has on your topic. Your results will be ranked according to relevance and can be refined by selecting a tag, or limiting by date, location etc.

Use the UOW Library Catalogue to search for a specific author, title, call number or subject code (eg. ACCY101).

Choose 'more options' for advanced keyword searching on your topic or to set limits.


I have the call number from the catalogue, what do I do now?

Call numbers organise the books by subject and will help you to find them on the shelves. Spaces and slashes (/) separate the different parts of the call number, e.g. 378.170281/22.

  • Write down all parts of the call number
  • Use the labels on the bookshelves to find 378.170281 (remember, 378.17 comes before it and 378.171 comes after)
  • Look at the sequence of books at 378.170281 to find 378.170281/22

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