How do I find books?


Find books by searching our catalog. Note: sometimes the catalog doesn't retrieve exactly what you want; it may take a bit of trial & error.

Use the Search Box Filter to limit your results to books:


Important quick tips:

  • Use the advanced tab
  • If your initial search is unfruitful, try searching by Title, Author or Subject. Try using different search terms related to your topic (Example: "Motion Picture" instead of "Film.")
  • Try breaking up search terms into separate boxes. (Example: Search for History AND civil rights)
  • Omit unnecessary words such as "the, of, or."
  • Search for authors by last name followed by first name (Example: "Rowling, J.K.")

For detailed instructions on how to use the catalog, check out the following LibGuide:


  • Last Updated Jul 01, 2021
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