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Introduction to the Library Catalog

How to use the EIU library catalog to find information

A Simple Search in the Library Catalog

Getting Started


Go to the library's homepage and select the Books & Movies tab.


select books and movies


Enter your search terms into the Books & Movies tab and click Search.




You will enter the library catalog and can scroll through your results list. You can see the number of results at the top of the page. The catalog displays 10 results at a time. You can Load More Results to continue to browse. In the results list, you can see whether the item is available.




If an item has multiple versions, you can click to see your options.




You can select the version you want. Notice that in the example, one version is Available Online.




To see more information, click on the title.The call number is listed at the top in parentheses as well as a guide to which floor each call number range is on.




You can scroll down and click on locate to see a map of where the book is located in the library.




You can use the map to navigate to the correct area of the library.




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