You've found a great book in the catalog but when you go to the shelf - it's not there! What now?
1. Someone may have taken the book to read inside the library or is storing it inside a study room (without it being checked out). Solution: tell the circulation desk and they will go search for your item. That process may take 1-2 days or more.
2. Your book may be classified as "juvenile" or "oversized" and is in a slightly different area than you imagined. In order to efficiently use shelf space, the library puts the large books in one area on each floor (these are marked on the floor maps). And juvenile books are collected in one corner of the 6th floor (map in the link).
3. Your item may be located in the Southwestern Writers Collection of the Wittliff Collections Reading Room (7th floor in the library). You can read the item there.
4. You may not be familiar with the Library of Congress classification system and you can ask us for help!
5. If the book is truly lost, feel free to use interlibrary loan to request another copy and make a note that it is missing.