When you find a physical book in Quest, write down its call number, and then go to the shelves.
To use call numbers, read them from the top down.
For example, here's how you'd find this book:
Books are shelved according to Library of Congress Classification. In this system, the library is divided into twenty-one broad subject areas, each of which is assigned one letter of the alphabet.
Books about linguistics are classified under the letter P. For details on how books are arranged within this classification, see this PDF guide:
If you find an item that belongs to another library system, you may request it through Interlibrary loan (ILL).
To place an interlibrary loan request, you will need to create a free UMW Libraries ILL Account.