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Find a Book in the Catalog

Begin Your Search

  1. Begin at the Library's Home page.
  2. Click on the Books tab.

home page

  1. Next, change the dropdown to Title.
  2. Enter the title of the book in the search box, A Tale of Two Cities.
  3. Click on Submit.

Catalog Results Lists

results list for a catalogsearch

  • Click on the link in the results list that matches the book title (click on #1 in this example).


Information You Need From the Catalog

results list for title search of catalog for the book A Tale of Two Cities

In the results list, find the title of the book you want to check out.


  1. Make sure the Status is Available.
  2. Take a picture of the Call Number or write it down.
  3. Note the Location of the book - that tells you the floor and the area of the Library where you will find the book.

Find the Book on the Shelf

image from How to Find a Book in the Library guide

For help on finding the book on the shelf in the Library, see How to Find a Book in the Library or the more detailed guide on finding a book in the Library, How to Find a Book on the Shelves.


Need Help?

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