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Book Location Guide

Books housed in the University Library and Deering Library are organized first by location, then by call number. Large-sized books (identified by an L or Large) in the same range start at the end of the regular-sized ranges and are immediately to the right when you enter the tower. 

Use the tables below, along with the building maps, to find books. Wall-mounded stacks guides and maps are posted near the elevators and entrances to the University Library towers. You can also contact the Circulation Department by visiting the Circulation Desk, calling 847-491-7633 or emailing circulation@northwestern.edu.

MAIN Large Books are housed in the same rooms as corresponding regular-sized MAIN Library ranges, but shelved separately. Maps of tower rooms and the Lower Level are posted within those areas, with links to online versions included below.

Call Number Go To
000 - 099 3 North
100 - 199 3 East
200 - 299 3 South
300 - 329 3 North
330 - 369 4 North
370 - 389 Lower Level B249
390 - 399 5 North
400 - 499 3 South
500 - 599 3 East
600 - 649 4 East
650 - 659 Lower Level B249
660 - 699 4 East
701, 711 3 South
790 - 819 3 South
820 - 839 4 South
840 - 899 4 East
900 - 915 3 East
917 - 929 3 East
930 - 959 4 East
970 - 999 4 East
AC - ZA 4 South
NUSearch Location Go To
 Africana (AC-ZA) 5 East
Africana 000-899 5 South
Africana 900-999 5 East
Architecture Reading Room Deering Level 3
Art Collection Deering Level 3
Mitchell Multimedia Center 2 South
Music Library (Stacks) - M (Scores) Deering Level 2
Music Library (Stacks) - ML & MT Deering Level 1
Special Collections Deering Level 3
Transportation Library 5 North
University Archives Deering Level 1
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