OneSearch/CardCat lists a location and a call number for each title.

The Collection Locations table identifies the library, the collection, or the specific area where books may be found.

Call numbers determine where individual books are shelved within each location.  The General Collection Book Locations chart explains where to find General Collection (including Bestsellers and the Garnett Mystery Collection) and Music books shelved in Bracken Library.

Collection Locations

All Collections are in Bracken Library unless noted otherwise

Please ask for assistance at any service point, or by using Ask a Librarian.

Collection Name Location 
Architecture Library Architecture Building, AB 116
Visual Resources Collection Architecture Building, AB 117 
Atlas Collection 2 West 
Bound Periodicals 2 West 
Current Periodicals 1 East
Educational Resources Collections Lower Level West
General Collection See General Collection Chart, below
Government Publications 1 West
Main Circulation/ Reserves Desk 1 East
Map Collection 2 East
Microform Collection 1 East
Music Collection Lower Level West
Newspapers 1 East
Reference Collection 1 West
Science-Health Science Library Cooper Science Building, CN 16
Ball State Theses 4 West



General Collection Book Locations

To determine the book location, match the beginning characters of the call number to the chart below.

For example:

    Location: General Collection

    Call Number: QD400 .A18 V.1

would be on 4 West.

All General Collection locations are in Bracken Library.

 Call number begins with  Location
A - D 2 East 
E-H 3 West 
J-PR 3 East
M Lower Level West
PS - QD399 4 East 
QD400 - Z 4 West
Oversize 4 West
Oversize - Music Lower Level West