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Are you looking for a particular book or ebook?

If you have the title or author of a book or ebook, use the library's catalogue to see if we have it. The catalogue is the best tool to use when looking for books/ebooks and videos. You will NOT find journal or newspaper articles here.

On the library homepage, use the second tab above the Summon search box to open the catalogue. Search by using a few keywords in the title of your book, and maybe even an author last name if just the title is likely to return too many results.

This example shows a search for the book Breathless by David Quammen.

Screenshot. Use the catalogue search to find specific books and ebooks




Alternatively, use the pulldown menu and restrict your results to searching by title or author.

Screenshot. Use the catalogue to search for a book by title.




If the library has your book, you will see a catalogue record with details including where to find it and whether it is available to borrow.

The example below is a print book kept at Surrey library. The call number indicates where you can actually find it on the shelf. The due date indicates that the book is currently out on loan to another borrower. Use the hold button to be added to a waitlist to get the book when it is returned. You can also use the hold button to have a print book transferred to another campus for pick-up.











If the book you are looking for is available as an ebook, the catalogue record will contain an Electronic Access link. If you are off-campus, you will need to log in with your KPU ID. 

Don't see your book listed in the catalogue?

Consider placing an Interlibrary Loan request and we will get it for you from another library. 


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