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Literary works and books about literature in the FSU Libraries can be found in two main ways: by searching the online FSU Library Catalog and by browsing the Libraries' collection.
Library of Congress Classifications
The FSU Libraries uses the Library of Congress Classification system to organize items in the collection. The following Library of Congress (LC) classification ranges are of interest to those studying literature. The majority of the 'P's are on the fourth and fifth floors. Additional materials (such as micromaterials, media, and reference books) may be found on the ground floor and the first (main) floor.
- PN---Literature history and collections (General)
- PQ---Romance literature
- PR---English literature
- PS---American literature
- PT---Teutonic literatures
- PZ---Fiction and juvenile literatures
UBorrow or Interlibrary Loan
Books in libraries other than FSU may be requested through UBORROW or Interlibrary Loan. FSU students and faculty may personally check out books from any state university or community college library in Florida by using their FSU card.
Borrow books from any of the 11 state universities in Florida. It's faster than ILL and renewals can be requested. Start by searching the FSU catalog, then click on the blue UBorrow icon at the top of your search results. Select the book you want and click on the blue UBorrow link again to request it.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Request books and journal articles from libraries around the world. Use ILL to request materials not available at FSU.
Catalog of library collections across the U.S. and around the world. Useful for verifying bibliographic information and for identifying libraries that have a particular item.
State University Libraries in Florida
Search the union catalog for all of Florida's public university libraries or the catalog for any of the individual libraries.
Leon County Public Library
The LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System enriches the community by inspiring a love of reading, providing a dynamic resource for intellectual, creative and recreational pursuits, and enabling residents to live a life of learning.
Center for Research Libraries
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports original research and inspired teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars a wealth of rare and uncommon primary source materials from all world regions.
Library of Congress
Browse the Library of Congress Catalog to search for Titles, Authors/Creators, Subjects, Call Numbers, Standard Numbers.