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Finding Books

Introduction To Finding Books

The aim of this guide is to provide instruction on finding books - primarily using the UBC Library Catalogue. It also provides directions for how to find books on a Library bookshelf using call number and other location information which you will find in the Catalogue record. You can also use our Summon search service to find books. See Using Summon for more information.

Additional Help

Get personalized help

Phone, e-mail, chat or arrange to meet with one of our subject librarians, who can provide specialized help with your research.

Visit a reference desk

Every branch has staff to help you. Check out our reference hours and visit a reference desk today!

Call a librarian

Call the reference desk at any one of our many library locations.

Email a librarian

Fill out our handy online reference assistance form.