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Find books

WJC Library has access to over 150,000 physical and electronic books. If you cannot find the book you want in our library, we will try to order it for you from another library via a service called interlibrary loan. 

We have a few different types of books:

  • Regular stacks (shelves in the library): 3-week loan
  • Reserve shelves (textbooks and reference books): 2-hour loan
  • Electronic books: access via web browser on- and off-campus 24/7

All of the regular stacks and reserve books are cataloged in our catalog, called Koha. Only some of our electronic books are in the catalog. The rest are located within two online databases, EBSCOhost and ProQuest.

Searching the Catalog (Koha)

Searching the catalog (Koha)

 

Basic Search

Most basic searches can be conducted right from the search box on the home page. Simply enter a keyword, title, author, subject, or ISBN - use the dropdown to specify which you are searching - and click on the Go button.

Image of Koha search box


Advanced Search

An advanced search lets you limit by item type (book, ebook, video, test kit, etc.) and enter additional search fields. Click on Advanced Search to use these features.

Image of Koha Advanced Search Button

 

Image of Koha Advanced Search Boxes

Image of Koha Limit By Type screen

Once you find an item you'd like to check out, bring the title, author, and call number to the library desk for help retrieving it. You will find all of this information in the book's catalog record. 

Understanding a Catalog Record

The Anatomy of an Item Record in Koha

 

Physical Items

All physical books (located on the library shelves) have a shelf location and call number included in the record. Bring these, along with the title and author, to the library desk and staff will help you retrieve the item. 

Image of Koha book record


Electronic Items

The record for an electronic item will have the link to access the resource. You will be required to log in if you are off-campus.

Image of Koha streaming video record