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Search for Books at the Pratt Libraries

 - QuickSearch is the Pratt Institute Libraries' Discovery service.

 - Quick Search provides access to the libraries' entire physical collection and a selection of our digital holdings with a single click. This includes books, DVDs, special collections materials, theses, journals, eBooks, and more. It's the best place to go when you're just starting your research project. 

Find a Book

Step 1:  Visit the Library Website @ and use our search box.


Step 2:  Sometimes it is helpful to use the "Catalog Only" limiter on the left sidebar to restrict your search results to just items in our library catalog.

Step 3:  This record for this book says it's "available," which means I can go to the stacks and find it. 

So I write down the call number (917.3 P672P) and visit the Library Stacks. For assistance, you may visit us at the Reference Desk. 

Google Books Search

Google Books allows you to search across all pages of books, so it can help you identify useful titles for your research. Even though it allows you to search across the content of a book, it likely won't allow you to read the full text. Once you identify titles you'd like to pursue, you can check PrattCat and WorldCat to consider how to most conveniently access specific books. Librarians can help you during this process, so please don't hesitate to contact us with questions.

The views for titles in Google Books are based on copyright and the permissions allowed by the copyright owner of each title. If a book is no longer under copyright, and therefore within the public domain, the full view of the text will be available. Full-text results tend to be historical. Public domain books can be downloaded in EPUB and PDF format. If a publisher grants permission for it, limited views of content from more recent publications may be available.   

More Books at Pratt

Click on a book image or link to view its PrattCat record--this will help you determine its location & availability.

Get Research Help

Librarians at Pratt want to help you with your research :)  Here's how to contact us: 

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