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Finding Books

Finding guide for library materials

How to Find Books

You've made it to the library, bravely choosing to study even in the face of sunshine, social obligations, streaming shows, etc. Congratulations, that alone is an accomplishment. But as the old saying goes, you can make it to the library, but you might not find your book. This guide is here to help, providing tools to for finding books using the library website, call numbers, and browsing the shelves.

The links below will help you navigate the library's online portal and other Pratt Institute Library resources:

  • Use the discover search first when searching for library materials
  • Use the book search if you are looking for a book in print
  • For ebooks, use this guide for an overview of available ebook resources and tips in accessing ebooks
  • Pratt Institute Libraries has a video tutorial page with videos about search tools, finding articles and ebooks, and creating more effective search terms to ease research
  • If you can't find a book or article at Pratt, search the following resources:
  • ConnectNY
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Public Library Collections

Finding Books on the Shelf

The video below gives a short tutorial of the "Map It" function in the library catalog.


Library How-To Guide

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