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Books & EBooks
You can search for books and ebooks using LION One Search or the cataLION.
The library subscribes to several ebook services and links to other ebook collections.
Physical books have a call number and are housed on the second and third floors of the library. Oversize books are housed on the main floor of the library. Ask for assistance at the circulation desk if you cannot locate a book. The number in parentheses after the call number indicates the number of copies available for borrowing.
Depending on licensing agreements, an ebook may open when the link is clicked, providing options to read online, download, or print. Books available through the Internet Archive or Open Library require users to create a free account. ebooks may sometimes be "checked out" and unavailable.
Search Tips for Books
To find books and AV materials at Albright, check our CataLION (Online Public Access Catalog).
cataLION search tips:
- The cataLION online catalog searches like Google. It tries to match as many of your terms as possible with the best matches appearing on the first pages.
- The database will do automatic truncation, both left and right, so truncation symbols are not needed. E.g., typing in rain will find both rainfall and brain.
- The database is searchable by title, author, subject or keyword options. When searching by keyword mode only input the keywords and ignore the prepositions, articles, etc to make the search more efficient.
- To do a more comprehensive search, use the CataLION advanced search