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Library Guide for International Students

Finding Books in the Library

Search with DISCOVERY: To begin your search using the DISCOVERY search box from the library homepage

  • Simply type in your search terms (title, author's name, or subject) and hit enter. You’ll be searching the vast majority of the library’s books, articles, sound files, and more. It’s that easy!
  • Use the filters in the left side column to narrow your search to only books.  
  • On the search results page, click on Availability to see if the Gellert Library owns the book and if it is available.


Locating the book in the library:

  • Check the Status of the item in the record to see if the book is available for check-out.

  • Jot down the Call Number, which tells you the location of your book in the library, and then head for the shelves!

  • If the item is available and you have jotted down the call number, you can go to the stacks and find the shelf where it is located. 

  • To find the shelf location, check the stack-end signage

As you go down this aisle, look at the spine labels on the books to find a matching call number.


eBooks: If an electronic copy of the book is available, click on the View eBook button on the search results page to access the ebook. You can also find ebooks by going to Ebook Central.