Answered By: Brandy Bourne
Last Updated: Jul 03, 2018     Views: 402

The 'Books & Media' search at the center of our homepage is how you search Ramsey Library's catalog. Here is what you'll find in the Books & Media Search: Books, journals (though not individual articles), DVDs, CDs & more from UNCA, ASU, and WCU.  These three schools make up the Western North Carolina Library Network (WNCLN) and share our library catalog. A courier service called ABC Express delivers requested -print- books and journals from ASU & WCU to UNCA students, faculty ,and staff on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.

Using the catalog
Start at the Ramsey Library home page and search using the Books & Media search at center. You can search the catalog a number of ways including:

  • By author
  • By title
  • By keyword (default and usually best) 
  • By subject (Beware: searching by subject is tricky!)
Choosing "Advanced Keyword" will give you a lot of options like language and date.
To find only materials available at UNCA, use the location drop-down list to limit only to UNCA. Note that while ebooks and other e-resources shown held at ASU and WCU are not available to UNCA students, staff, and faculty, but we can usually get any books, journal articles, theses, and other materials via Interlibrary Borrowing (for UNCA students, staff, and faculty). 
If you have any other questions, contact us at