The catalog is your main destination to search for books, DVDs, articles, and most other items offered by the Woodbury University Library.
Your search results:
You can filter your search results to just see books or just see articles, and more; just look for all the filter options on the left-hand side.
Items available online (like article & ebooks) will have a button labeled "Access online":
If you find a physical item (like a print book) then it will have a location and call number; these tell you where it is located in the library:
Not sure how to use a location and call number? Scroll down to "How do I use a location & call number?"
A few more advanced options:
If the item does not have an "Access online" button or a call number, then we may not have it at our library. Don't worry! You can still get a copy from us by using our Interlibrary Loan service; just click on the title and then look for this button:
Items that are at the Woodbury Library always show first in your results for your convenience. However: if you want to disable that sorting to also see items that we don't have, change the results ranking from "Library" to "Best match" (at the top of your results):
See our library floor map for a visual guide.
Don't be shy if you're not sure how to use a call number; you're not alone! You can always ask a library employee for help. Here's how you can find the book on your own:
Materials in the Burbank and San Diego Libraries are in several locations with names like Main Stacks, Annex Stacks, Periodicals, Oversize, and more. Within each location, the items are in call number order starting with 'A' call numbers and ending with 'Z.'
Hint: The location is like a city, and the call number is like a street address; go to the location first, and then you can use the call number to find your book.
Location: Burbank Main Stacks
Call number: TH4809 .P16 K34 2008
Go to the location first. The Main Stacks are the shelves of books along the left & right wall of the main room. Go there and then find the call numbers that start with TH.
Hint: The call numbers go in alphabetic order from left to right, so the TH books will be to the right of the N books, and to the left of the Z books.
The Woodbury University Library uses Library of Congress call numbers (instead of Dewey Decimal). These call numbers are like a book's street address; they tell you where the book is and make sure that books on similar topics are next to each other.
The first letter(s) of a call number represent a broad subject and the remaining numbers get more specific
Example: N is 'Fine Arts', the NC sub-section is 'Drawing & Illustration,' and NC1766 is specifically 'Animated Films'.
If you are curious about what a certain call number means, see this overview or ask a librarian about more specific subjects (like 'Color theory').
You can place a hold on items that someone else has checked out, so that you are next in line to use it.
NOTE: Holds are only used for items that are checked out, not for books that are currently in the library/available.
To find materials available at the San Diego campus using the catalog:
|Location name||Building||Where it is in the building|
|Annex Stacks||Annex building (other side of courtyard)||In two rooms beyond the restrooms. Each has a sign saying which call numbers are in that room|
|Main stacks||Main building||Wrapping around the left and right wall|
|Media Collection - Videos||Annex building (other side of courtyard)||Near annex entrance|
|New Books||Main building||Near the reference desk - look for books with yellow stickers|
|Oversize||Main building||Books on the left with blue stickers|
|Periodicals||Main building||To the right, next to the computers|
|Reference||Main building||Near the reference desk & around the study tables - look for books with red stickers|
|Main building||Ask at the front desk|
|Atlas||Main building||In the loft, to the back left wall|
|Loft||Main building||Go toward the photocopier and take the door with a staircase on the other side. The loft is above the library entrance.|
|Over-oversize||Main building||Behind the computer table, near the periodicals|
|On-site storage||Main building||Ask at the front desk to get this item|
|Off-site storage||Main building||Ask at the front desk to get this item - it is stored off-campus|