Answered By: Carolyn Norman
Last Updated: Feb 01, 2015     Views: 155

To see the books in our collection and the format they are in:

Go to the Library Catalog

At the catalog search screen type in your topic and then click “Search”

You should get a results list of everything the library owns (books, videos, journals, etc.) on your topic.

Narrow  the search by choosing a format, date limit and/or topic from the “Refine” column to the right of the “Results” list. 

Once you see an item of interest click on the title to see the full record information including availability.

Electronic books can be read on your computer by clicking on the “Click Here to View” link that is found near the top of the record.

Print books that are available for check out will be listed as in the “Circulating Stacks.”

If we have a print book that you want you can come in to the library and get it immediately, request that we hold it for you to come in and pick up (if you live in the San Diego area) or request that we send it to your nearest campus for pick up.  Both the hold and shipping request are done by filling out the “Request Delivery” (Books Direct) form found under the picture of the book cover.    (Special Note:  The circulation staff will check the availability of titles, prior to the patron's visit to the Library).

If you are looking for a specific book, i.e. you know the title and/or author, use the advanced search option to do your search. 

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 for  “NU” Students or the research guide for your subject area