Collection Locations

Shelf of books

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 Help Desk, calling (314) 935-5420, or emailing circ@wumail.wustl.edu.

Olin Library Level 1 Map | Olin Library Level 2 Map | Olin Library Level 3 Map |
Olin Library Level A Map | Olin Library Level B Map

Call number/collectionsLocationRange
A EncyclopediasWest Campus
B Philosophy, ReligionLevel BB025 – B044
B085 – B097
B126 – B157
C Auxiliary Sciences of HistoryLevel BB157 – B161
D – F World History, American HistoryLevel 3
G – HZ Geography, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Economics, Commerce, SociologyLevel 22002 – 2098
J – KZ Political Science, Local Government, International Law, LawLaw Library
L EducationLevel 22098 – 2115
N Fine ArtsLevel AA002 – A023
P – PZ Language, Literature, Classics, Philology, Linguistics, Theater, FilmLevel AA023 – A210
West Wall
Q – S Sciences, Mathematics, Natural History, Medicine, Agriculture, Animal CultureLevel BB162 – B264
T – TZ Technology, Engineering, Construction, Photography, Domestic ScienceLevel BB264 – B320
U – V Military Science, Naval ScienceLevel BB320 – B326
Z Bibliography, Library ScienceWest Campus
Audiobooks – CassettesWest Campus
Audiobooks – CDsLevel BB102
DVDs – Level BLevel BB098 – B101
FoliosLevel BB045 – B049
Government DocumentsWest Campus
Harris Third Reich CollectionLevel 2Room 211
Islamic StudiesLevel BB002 – B020
Journals – Current IssuesLevel AA046
MicroformsLevel BB108 – B121
Newspapers – Current IssuesLevel AA119
OversizeWest Campus
PopLit (Popular Literature)Level 1Southeast Corner
ReferenceLevel 1Northwest Corner
ReservesLevel 1Help Desk
VHS Video TapesLevel BB106 – B102

Olin Library Floor Plans

The image shows the floor plan for Level 1 of the Olin Library. Key locations found on Level 1 of Olin are the Help Desk, the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections, the Ginkgo Reading Room, and Whispers Cafe.
The image shows the floor plan for Level 2 of the Olin Library. Key locations found on Level 2 of Olin are open study spaces, group study spaces, graduate and quiet study rooms, and Risa's Landing.
The image shows the floor plan for Level 3 of the Olin Library. Key locations found on Level 3 of Olin are open and graduate study spaces, the Sky Room, and the Administrative Suite.
The image shows the floor plan for Level A of the Olin Library. Key locations found on Level A of Olin are Faculty Study areas, Newspapers, Current Periodicals, Instruction Rooms, A/V and Research Studios, the Newman Exploration Center, and more.
The image shows the floor plan for Level B of the Olin Library. Key locations found on Level B of Olin are the Interlibrary Loan/Reserves Department; Microforms, DVDs, VHS, and Audiobooks; Quiet Study B24; book stacks; and Faculty Studies.