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Using the Catalog

Search for books and eBooks in the Spalding University Library catalogThe catalog includes print and electronic materials owned by our library. 

You can also limit your search to print books or eBooks, depending on availability. 

Limit by print books or eBooks only

 

Once you have found a book you are interested in borrowing, look at the information provided. The record will give the title, author, format (print book or eBook), year, and availability. Note the call number to find its location on the shelf in the library (ex: PS 3554.R4969 S44 2009).  

Spalding catalog record

 

If you find a eBook that in the Spalding Library collection, you will see the eBook icon. Instead of a call number, select the "PDF Full Text" button. This will redirect you to an online e-reader where you can read the full text. 

eBook record in Spalding catalog


In order to search for books beyond Spalding's collection, you will need to use OCLC Worldcat, which is an online catalog that indexes books from libraries all over the world.

You can access Worldcat from the "Old WMS Search" link in the Library homepage search box, or simply by visiting www.worldcat.org. Log-in to Spalding's customized Worldcat page when prompted.

From Worldcat, search for the title and author in the Advanced Search option, and click on the record that matches your search. For an item outside of Spalding's collection, you will see the option to "Find it in libraries globally."                     

Click "Worldwide libraries own this item" to see a list of nearby libraries that hold this item. 

Spalding students, faculty, and staff can request the item through Interlibrary Loan, OR they can go in person to a Metroversity-affiliated institution (if applicable) and check out the print book with their Spalding ID.