Answered By: Brandy Bourne
Last Updated: Jan 08, 2019     Views: 113

If you are looking for something in particular, such as an individual title or available books by an author you like, start on the homepage with our Books & Media search. You can search an author's name or a book title to see what our library holds. Do make sure of your spelling, as this can mess up the search. Current UNCA students, staff, faculty, and OLLI members can also search and get physical books at ASU and WCU via ABC Express. Simply select 'WNCLN (ASU, WCU, & UNCA)' from the search options to include their collections in your search, then click on 'Request' to place a request. *Note: ebooks at ASU & WCU are not available due to subscriber agreements.

If you are looking for some good ideas of what to read next, we recommend browsing in our New Books area, just beside the Circulation Desk, or our Popular Reading (Pop Read) book and graphic novel section, located against the West wall of our Main Level. You also have access to the extensive book review and recommendation (includes a really good read-a-like) system NoveList Plus through our library (Available here in our list of 'N' databases). 

If you would simply like to browse more extensively in our physical library, you should pop up into our PR (English) and PS (American) sections on the Upper Level for English language literature books. Books originally published in other languages are found in other areas of P. You might find this browsible interface of our P sections helpful in exploring them.

If you are looking for comic books and graphic novels, the sections 'PN6700 - PN6790: Comic books, strips, etc.' and 'NC1300 - NC1766: Pictorial humor, caricature, etc.' are good places to browse. Both are again on our Upper Level. You can also search 'Graphic Novel*' or 'Comic Book*' in our Books & Media search. 

You may also find the following list of fiction call number ranges on our Upper Level helpful (arranged alphabetically):


American - PS 3550-3626 

Arabic - PJ 7800-8517 

British- PR 6050-6126 

Canadian - PR 9198.2-9199.4 

Caribbean, African, and Asian literature written in English - PR 9205-9570 

Chinese - PL 2832.5-3207 

French- PQ 2660-3807 

Literature written in French outside of France - PQ 3809-3999 

German - PT 2660-3807 

Literature written in German outside of Germany - PT 3808-3971.2 

Hebrew - PJ 5035-5055 

Italian - PQ 4860-5904 

Collections of Indian literature, regardless of language - PK 5401-5471 

For South Asian literature written in a particular language, ask a librarian  

Japanese - PL 821-889 

Korean - PL 992-998 

Portuguese - PQ 9262-9411 

Literature written in Portuguese outside of Portugal - PQ9421-9999 

Russian - PG 3475-3550 

Spanish - PQ 6650-7011 

Literature written in Spanish outside of Spain - PQ 7020-8929 

And of course feel free to come speak with a Ramsey Librarian for book advice and assistance! You can find us at the Research Desk on Ramsey Library's Main Level or you can contact us at