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Print Book Collection



Interested in exploring the Bird Library's print collection by subject?


Click on the NLM Classification chart to help you find the best call number area for browsing the 3rd floor shelves

How Do I Search for an Electronic or Print Book?

To search for an electronic book, follow these steps:

  Additional Tips

Step 1: Enter the book title in Journals & Ebooks A-Z

Step 2: Select the title from the search results

Step 3: Look in the View It section for a hyperlink to the electronic edition

  • Journals & Ebooks A-Z can be found on the library's home page under Find a Journal, Book, or Collection

To search for a print book, follow these steps:


Step 1: Enter your book title or other information in the Catalog search box

Step 2: In the Material Type field select Books from the drop-down list 

Step 3: Click Search, then select the title from the results list

  • If access to an electronic edition is available there will be a hyperlink under View It
  • If the library has the title in print, the call number and shelving location will be listed under Get It



  • Catalog can be found on the library's home page under Find a Journal, Book, or Collection
  • In the left drop-down menu on the search line, choose the search type based on what you know about the book (title, author, subject, or ISBN) or keep the default setting of Any field to search across multiple fields
  • Our print book collection is shelved on the library's 3rd floor and you may check books out at the 3rd floor service desk
  • Learn more about our circulation policies


Can't find what you need? Consult our document delivery page for more options

What if the Library Doesn't Have the Book I Need?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)   Additional Tips
  • If the library does not have print or electronic access to the book or book chapter you need, consider requesting it through Interlibrary Loan
  • If the content you need is in a chapter, you may request that chapter; it will arrive more quickly than an entire print book


  • Under the OK-Share program, you can visit a participating institution in Oklahoma and borrow the item
  • OUHSC users must apply at Bird Library's 3rd floor Service Desk
  • Visit the Oklahoma State Regents site to learn more about OK-Share