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FAQs: Find Books

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How to Search & Navigate the Catalog

McKillop Library has an online library catalog that allows you to find books, ebooks, videos and articles all in one search box. Books available at other libraries will also be shown in the results list; books from other libraries can be requested for free through either the HELIN system or  interlibrary loan and will arrive in approximately 2-3 business days (interlibrary loan requests may take longer).

1. Go to

2. In the search box, enter your keyword(s), title or author:


3. Use the filters on the left sidebar to refine results by format type, location, etc. (optional)

4. Browse the search results for items you would like to borrow. If the book is at Salve and is Available you can go to the shelves to retrieve it. If it’s at another library, you can request that it be delivered to the Salve library free of charge using the "Place Hold" button, which will place a hold on the item for you. You will be notified via Salve email when it is ready for pick-up.

Note that books with the location of Salve Reference, Salve Pastore Collection, Salve CurrLib Reference, Salve Special Collections or Salve Newport Collection are for library use only and cannot be checked out

Below are some extra features worth mentioning - you can send an item to yourself via email, copy the citation for use in a research paper, read the description of the item and/or find similar formats.


How to Request Items from Other Libraries

You can request items from HELIN or other libraries by using the "place hold" or the "request item" buttons in the catalog.

For more information, visit our ILL webpage.


How to Find eBooks

Use Worldcat Discovery to find materials in various formats, such as ebooks.

To access ebooks from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your Salve username (firstname.lastname) and your password (same as your Salve email).

Finding Items in the Library

To locate an item in the library, use its call number.  In the catalog, find the location and call number (bordered in red in the example below) of the item you wish to borrow. Then use the chart below to find your item on the shelves.

For example, using the catalog record below, Song of Solomon would be located on the 3rd FL, right wing, toward the middle/back.

The catalog listing for each item includes location, status, and call number information. Items located at McKillop Library have the location "Salve." If a book is checked out, its status will list a due date. If an item is not checked out, its status will say available.




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