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Finding Books at the University of Illinois
Whether accessed in print or electronically, books can provide a great starting point for research, often providing a broad overview of a topic, with references to investigate for further research. Other books may be highly specialized or collections of peer-reviewed articles similar to those found in academic journals. Here at the University of Illinois, the online catalog can provide call number and location information for millions of volumes accessible online and in campus libraries.
Find books and other materials at the University of Illinois and in other I-Share Libraries. You can toggle between searching our local catalog and searching all I-Share Libraries. Ebooks are included in the local catalog.
Using the Library Catalog
A guide by the University Library all about using our catalog.
Finding Books at Other Libraries
If a book you need is not in our catalog or in I-Share you can request it from Interlibrary Loan via Worldcat.
WorldCat is a worldwide union catalog created and maintained collectively by more than 9,000 member institutions. With millions of online records built from the bibliographic and ownership information of contributing libraries, it is the largest and most comprehensive database of its kind.