Collection Locations

Shelf of books

Olin Library’s collections are currently unavailable for browsing. While the library is closed to the public, we’ve been busy rearranging collections to improve user access and allocate space for future collection growth. When that project is complete, the locations and floor plans below will be updated.  

Books housed in Olin Library are organized first by location (level) and call number. A call number starts with a letter and is followed by numbers, organized in alphabetical and then numerical order.

Use the table below, along with the floor plans, to find books. Stacks guides and maps are posted near inside the glass doors to the left of the main staircase, and every row of books has a call number range on the end. If you need help finding a book, you can contact the Circulation Department by visiting the Circulation Desk, calling (314) 935-5420 or emailing

Call number/collectionsLocationRange
A EncyclopediasWest Campus
B Philosophy, ReligionLevel BB025 – B044, B050 – B084, B173 – B186
C Auxiliary Sciences of HistoryLevel B
D – F World History, American HistoryLevel 3
G – HZ Geography, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Economics, Commerce, SociologyLevel 22002 – 2088
J – KZ Political Science, Local Government, International Law, LawLaw Library
L EducationLevel 22096 – 2114
N Fine ArtsLevel AA002 – A023
P – PS Language, Literature, Classics, Philology, Linguistics, Theater, FilmLevel AA023 – A210 + West Wall
PT Germanic LiteratureLevel AB137 – B168
PZ Children’s LiteratureLevel BB099
Q – S Sciences, Mathematics, Natural History, Medicine, Agriculture, Animal CultureLevel BB186 – B196, B212 – B275
T – TZ Technology, Engineering, Construction, Photography, Domestic ScienceLevel BB275 – B324
U – V Military Science, Naval ScienceLevel BB324 – B330
Z Bibliography, Library ScienceWest Campus
Audiobooks – CassettesLevel BB024
Audiobooks – CDsLevel BB099
DVDs – Level BLevel BB092 – B095
DVDs – Level 1Level 1Circulation Desk
FoliosLevel BB045 – B049
Government DocumentsWest Campus
Harris Third Reich CollectionLevel 2Room 211
Islamic StudiesLevel BB002 – B020
Journals – Current IssuesLevel AA216
MicroformsLevel BB108 – B121
Newspapers – Current IssuesLevel AA217
OversizeWest Campus
PopLit (Popular Literature)Level 1Northwest Corner
ReferenceLevel 1Southeast Corner
ReservesLevel 1Circulation Desk
VHS Video TapesLevel BB021 – B024

Olin Library Floor Plans