Answered By: Katie Stewart
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2015     Views: 245

There are two ways you can search for books in the library: 1) by using the Library Catalog, and 2) by using "Library Search" on the library homepage.

Using the Library Catalog to find books:

  1. Go to the library homepage, www.library.millersville.edu.
  2. Scroll over "Finding Info" at the top, right-hand side of the page and select "Books, E-Books, and Video" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on the first link, "Library Catalog," at the top of the Books, E-Books, and Video page.
  4. Type your search terms in the search box and hit the "Search" button. Use the "Search by:" options to the right of the search box to search by title, author, keywords, etc.
  5. If you have more than one keyword or phrase, consider using the "Guided Search" tab for additional search boxes.
  6. Once you see the results page, look for the item's call number (listed in the center column of the results list). Save/write down the call number.
  7. Go back to the Books, E-Books, and Video page and refer to the Collections Directory on the right-hand side of the page to find out where particular call numbers are located in the library.

Using Library Search (on the library homepage) to find books:

  1. Go to the library homepage, www.library.millersville.edu.
  2. Type your keywords or phrases in the "Library Search" box and hit "Search."
  3. When you get to the results page, you will notice a column on the left-hand side entitled, "Refine Results." Look under the heading that says "Limit To," and check the box next to "Catalog Only."
  4. The updated results will be limited to items available in the library catalog. Each item will have a box underneath with its location, call number, and availability status. Save/write down the call number.
  5. Go to the Books, E-Books, and Video page and refer to the Collections Directory on the right-hand side fo the page to find out where particular call numbers are located in the library.

    For more information on how to find books, you can also watch the video tutorial below:

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