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Transfer Students: Books and Media

Guide to Ramsey Library resources for transfers

Finding Books

To find books at UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University or Western Carolina University, start with our catalog.  

Choose "Request Item" to have books from ASU or WCU delivered to UNC Asheville via ABC Express.

To find books beyond our library network, try WorldCat.

Materials not held within our network can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Searching the Library Catalog by Subject

It's usually best to start with a keyword search, but subject headings applied to relevant books can help to refine your results. Open the item record of a book that interests you.  Scroll down to the clickable subject headings, and run another search to explore similar books.

You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.

Borrowing and Renewing Materials

In general, books may be checked out for three weeks. See library circulation policies for check out periods for other library resources.

If you need more time with your books, avoid any overdue charges by renewing them. You may renew books online

When you are finished with your books, you may put them in the book drop at the Circulation Desk. You can even drop off books during closed hours by using the outdoor book drop and they will be checked in when we reopen.

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Call Numbers

Ramsey Library uses the Library of Congress classification system.  Books are arranged alphabetically and numerically by their call numbers.



To find the number LB 2395.C65 1991, start with L. Sections are alphabetical, so L would be followed by LA, LB, LC and so on. Within the LB section books are arranged numerically, so look for 2395. Once you have found LB 2395 the sequence will be alphabetical again, so look for C within LB 2395.

Be sure to check the location of your book in the catalog.  Reference books are located on the main level, while the general collection can be found on the upper and lower levels.  See the library map for call number locations


The library has a large collection of electronic books that  you can view on your computer, laptop or web-enabled mobile device.  Search the library catalog by keyword, author, or book title.  You can also see a list of these collections on the E-Books library guide.

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