LibrarySearch offers a streamlined interface for finding books and other media that combines the collections of UO Libraries and Summit libraries.
The UO Libraries has launched curbside pickup services to serve your needs during Spring 2020. Click the links below to learn about requesting materials and picking them up at Knight Library, the Jaqua Law Library, or the Portland Library and Learning Commons. We also offer home delivery.
Library of Congress (LC) Call Numbers are like an item's address to help you find where it lives on the shelf. Each letter stands for an academic discipline. In the image below, L is for Education, LD is for Individual Institutions - United States. Can you guess which institution is at LD 4363 .U55 2006?
To read a call number, read the number from left to right or top to bottom as follows:
Lastly, the shelf is organized from top to bottom in sections, so you'll zig-zag down each section to look for your call number before moving to the next section.
Bonus: You can also click the "Locate" option in LibrarySearch to see a floor map with the number of the shelf your item is on.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the Orbis Cascade Alliance member libraries have suspended the Summit program until further notice.
In addition, many libraries around the county are closed to employees and not fulfilling Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests. Obtaining material from other libraries is taking much longer than usual and will be quarantined upon arrival. Please use ILL judiciously.
Books, videos, and other materials in library catalogs are assigned official subject headings by the Library of Congress (LCSH). These subject headings describe an item's content and what it is about, and are useful for focusing research on broader, narrower, or related topics. Look for subject heading links in the library catalog to find more items on the same topic.
For example, the book Dance and the Hollywood Latina: Race, Sex, and Stardom has the following LC Subject Headings to describe it, including "United States," a Geographical Subject Heading:
If you know the subject headings that are likely to be tagged on the item you want to find, search by Subject. Eugene (Or.) -- History is another example of a Geographical Subject Heading.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, many libraries around the county are closed to employees and not fulfilling ILL requests. Obtaining material from other libraries is taking much longer than usual and will be quarantined upon arrival. Please use ILL judiciously.
Thanks to IUPUI University Library for allowing reuse of this graphic under a Creative Commons license.
Before submitting an InterLibrary Loan request, an account must be made. This can be found on the UO Libraries website by clicking the "InterLibrary Loan" link and following the login prompts, or first time users can click here.
Please allow about 2 weeks for delivery of books and physical materials. An e-mail will be sent when print materials are ready for pick-up.
Most journal articles arrive in 24-48 hours and will be sent electronically.