Answered By: Carolyn F. Norman
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2018     Views: 230

You can search for books by title, keyword, or author name using the Library's SmartSearch bar.

To limit your search to books, click the Books option below the bar before clicking the Search button. 

Screenshot of the SmartSearch bar, with the "Books" option highlighted.

Your results list will include both ebooks and physical books located at the Library.

  • Physical books will have their availability and call numbers listed below their titles. 
  • Ebooks can be opened by clicking the Online Access links underneath their titles.

A screenshot from the Library's catalog highlighting the "Available at..." and "Online Access" links.


For help using ebooks, click here.

Physical books can be delivered for free to other campuses, and to home addresses outside of San Diego. Click here for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: National University Library does not purchase textbooks as part of the collection.  Students may purchase textbooks through the online bookstore

For additional information on searching for books, consult our Research Guide Student Resources & Services: Home  or the research guide for your subject area.