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Where to Start? - Finding Books

The best place to begin your search is Primo, the library's discovery system.  Primo will show you whether the library owns a book digitally through one of our databases or in print.  You might conduct a general Google search or check Hathi Trust and Internet Archive to see if the book has been digitized.  If these strategies do not produce the book you are seeking, the next step is to check Worldcat to determine if any other libraries have your item in their collection.  Once you have located the material you need, an interlibrary loan request may be placed.

It's important to note that you do not need to know a specific book title to use these resources.  You may search by subject or keywords to find books on a particular subject.

  • Step 1 - Library Catalog
  • Step 2 - Could the book be available online?
  • Step 3 - WorldCat
  • Step 4 - Interlibrary Loan

Primo - Finding Books

Primo replaces our old library catalog. Use it to find the library's collection of books, videos, and journals. See the Help Page for Finding Books for more information on using Primo to locate books. 

Use the search box below to run a quick search or use the advanced search page to limit your material type to books prior to searching. 

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