When Do I Use Books?
Use books and reference works for a comprehensive treatment of a topic and for background information. Information in books is usually not as recent as information found in journal articles. Finding Books Tutorial (Video | PDF | WORD document)
How do I Find Books?
Use library catalogs, such as the XPLORE and OhioLINK library catalogs, to find books.
How do I Search XPLORE for Books?
Begin your search for books with XPLORE, the library's online catalog. You cannot request an OhioLINK book without first determining that the book is not available at Xavier.
How do I Get Xavier & OhioLINK Books?
Books at Xavier University Library may be requested online and picked up at the library's circulation desk. OhioLINK books may also be requested online and picked up at Xavier's circulation desk or at other OhioLINK libraries.
How Long can I keep Xavier & OhioLINK Books?
How do I Renew Books?
How do I Locate Books in the Library?
How do I get Books in the Library Annex or not Available at Xavier or OhioLINK?
If a book is in the Library Annex or if it is not available at Xavier University Library or at another OhioLINK institution, you may request it using ILLiad (interlibrary loan services).
How do I use Books for Papers & Projects?
Books are usually listed in library catalogs under broad subject headings; therefore, you may need to use the book's table of contents or back-of-the-book-index to find the specific information you need.
How Can I Get Additional Help Finding Books?