IU doesn't have every book. If you are not finding what you need in IUCAT, then search WorldCat, which contains books from libraries all over the country. If you find a good book, you can request it via InterLibrary Loan.
When you want to find an item on the Library shelves:
University Library and many other academic libraries use the Library of Congress Classification System and Call Numbers, not the Dewey Decimal System that you may have seen at your local public library.
At the bottom of an IUCAT record, you will see the call number and basic location for the item as shown in this example:
|Indpls - IUPUI University Library (I-UNIVLIB)||Location|
|P90 .G354 2006 (this is the call number)||1) Stacks|
If the location for an item in the University Library collection says "Stacks" the item will be on the:
Reference materials, Current Periodicals, Microforms, and Government Documents are all in the Reference Room on the 2nd floor.
IUPUI's Philanthropic Studies Library is on the 2nd floor.
DVDs are kept behind the Circulation desk on the 2nd floor.
Special Collections are on the Lower Level
When you want to view an e-book:
If you are looking for full-text books that can be accessed and read online, then e-books are for you. Most of our e-books can be found by title in our catalog, IUCAT, but they can also be accessed or browsed directly in the database through which they are provided.