Answered By: Research Center Desk
Last Updated: Nov 03, 2016     Views: 141

The library catalog searches both electronic and physical holdings. This guide will help in those times when you need physical books.

Start by searching in the Compass search box on the library homepage, with the Catalog tab selected.

There are several options across the top of the results page. The option you are looking for is "Available in the Library." Clicking this will repopulate the results list with ONLY physical items from the library.

Another option is to filter by location.

The left side of the results page contains many filters to limit your search results. The filter category you will want to use is “Location.”

When you click on “More options,” the following screen will appear. This screen may have more or less options depending on your search results and where the items are held.

From here you can choose to include or exclude any of the locations. A location that does not contain “internet” will only show physical books. For example, a location of “Main library: Main stacks” will only show books that are in the Anderson Academic Commons on the bottom floor. For further explanation of what each location means, see the Locations FAQ. After making your selections, click “Continue.” The results list will repopulate to only show books in the locations you chose.

Contact the Research Center if you need more help using the library catalog!