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International Students Guide

This is a guide to provide Information and Resources for ODU International students.

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Step by step guide: How to find a book on the shelf

  • ODU Libraries arranges books by subject.
  • Books are labeled on their spines.
  • This label is a call number, basically, an address that tells you where to find the book. 

How to find books:   

  1. Search Monarch Onesearch on the library homepage at
  2. Use filters on the left to narrow your search to just books.
  3. Note the call number (the letters and numbers in parenthesis) and the floor location where the book is shelved.
  4. Find the books using the letter and numeral system detailed below.
  5. Take the book to the first floor Help Desk to check out. 


Need help finding a book? or call (787)683-4178

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