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Find books, e-books, videos, scores, and recordings at Oberlin by title, author, subject, keyword, or other options. 

OhioLINK



Can't find a book at Oberlin? Find and request materials held at 120 OhioLINK libraries. Requested items are delivered to the circulation desk on the first floor of Mudd Center, typically within 3-5 business days. The OhioLINK catalog describes over 46 million items, including books, periodicals, maps, music scores and audiovisual materials.  

Reading Call Numbers

There are two major call number systems used in the libraries: the Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress classification schemes. The first line of a call number, as it appears on a physical item, is a broad subject classification. The subsequent lines are combinations of letters and numbers that organize items into narrower, related categories.

Library of Congress  Dewey Decimal
HB   Alphabetically 
‚Äč615  Whole number
573.3  Whole number, followed by decimal
 
C518  Alphabetically, then decimals
(may be followed by another letter)
.W932A  Alphabetically, then decimals 
2018  Publication Date, shelves chronologically e.g., 573.3 W932A shelves before 573.3 W94A  

See How to Read Call Numbers from the University of Berkeley Library for more details about LC call numbers.
 

InterLibrary Loan

Can't find what you need?  For books, try OhioLINK. For books not available through OhioLINK and for other types of materials, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  ILL lets you borrow materials from non-OhioLINK libraries, including print books, scanned journal articles, musical scores, videos, theses/dissertations, and more. 

Contact ill@oberlin.edu with questions.

Call Number Browsing

E-F American History
E11-143 America
E151-909 United States
F486-500 Ohio
F1201-3799 Latin America, Spanish America
H Social Sciences
HN Social history and conditions, social problems, social reform
HQ The family, marriage, women
HT Communities, classes, races
HX Socialism, Communism, Anarchism