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International Students' Library Resources Guide

Finding Books

Use the Library Catalog to find the books in UC Libraries' collections. You can search for books by author, title, keyword or subject. The catalog also includes records for maps, videos, music scores, slides and other material types. Tips for using the catalog.

Textbooks

The UC Libraries' collections generally do NOT include textbooks. Chemistry-Biology and CEAS Librariy have some textbooks on reserves. You may try to search the OhioLINK catalog and request the textbook from another institution, if it is available. However, there is no guarantee that you will be able to keep it for a whole quarter, as item are subject to recall after 3 weeks. You can also rent e-textbooks from the UC Bookstore. More information on this option.

Read also about Reserves below.

Reserves

 

Your professor may put some material on reserve for a class. To find this material click the image (see it on the left) on the library home pages or the "Reserves" link in the Library Catalog top navigation bar. The reserves page provides links to search of traditional (print) reserves by instructor's name or course. Electronic Reserves are posted directly through individual Blackboard course pages.

Watch the brief video below to learn how to locate print reserve materials. ,

Please note that these materials may have short circulation times. They need to be return on time and to the location where you borrowed them.

Getting books

Watch the video below to learn how to locate and check out books. Tips on locating library materials.

Getting Material Not Available at Your Library

Please note:

  • If you select the same library location for picking up the book as the one where the book is located (for example, you request a book from Langsam stacks to be delivered to Langsam Circulation), the request will be canceled.
  • If the item is not available in University of Cincinnati Libraries and OhioLINK member libraries, you can request it by Interlibrary Loan.
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