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Personalized Learning: Library Services and Help

How is the library organized

Searching for books

To search for a book:

  1. Go to Cline Library's home page.
  2. If you are searching for a specific book, enter the title into the Quick Search box. If you want books on a topic, enter the topic into the Quick Search box.
  3. Using the limiters on the left-hand side, select Books located under Material Type. You may need to select Show More to see books.
  4. If you are looking for a specific book, and you don't see it, use the box on the left to Expand My Results. If you find your book, you'll probably need to click Request it to obtain it through Cline Library's Document Delivery Service. It usually takes a week or two to arrive, sometimes longer.
  5. If you only want to see what is currently available in the library, click Available in Library under View Only

If Cline Library has the book, the call number is located at the bottom of the record.

Book record

In the top search box, enter one or more keywords that describe your topic. Hint: It is best to keep your search simple to find books since books are written at a fairly general level. Use only your most important topic words and not a full sentence or question. If you are not finding any results on your topic, try different keywords, or Ask Us!.

Requesting items Cline Library does not own

Need a book, article or video that Cline Library doesn't have access to?

Cline Library's Document Delivery Service will obtain materials like articles and books from other libraries and provide them at no cost to you!.

  •     Start at the library homepage,
  •   Underneath Quick Search, you'll see a link for "Document Delivery Services"
  •     When you click the "Request Materials" link, you'll be prompted to log in with your Louie credentials.


Tips for requesting print books

When you find a print book of interest, note three things in the record:

  1. Location. If the item is in the Book Stacks, you can request the item through Document Delivery Services.
  2. Status. The status indicates whether the book is checked out by someone. If so, you'll see a due date in the status field.
  3. Look at the subject headings assigned to the book; you might find it useful to click on these headings to find similar books on your topic.