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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know what the Library owns?

Our Library catalog  includes books, course reserves, print/electronic journals, CDs, DVDs and other media in Lilly Library and rare books in the Archives.

How do I search for a book?

When using the library catalog, we recommend keeping your search terms broad. Be sure to refine your search by location to "Wabash College," and explore other relevant filters. This includes filters by format, content type, publication year, author/creator, subject, databases, and languages,

Where are the physical collections located?

The Library's collections and services are spread across four floors.  Use the library maps page to determine what is located where.

How are physical collections organized?

With the exception of Bound Periodicals, collection material is organized by the  Library of Congress (LC) classification system. Floor maps tell you the location of call number ranges on each floor, and individual call numbers guide you to the items' shelf location.  Use the range finder attached at the top of each row's end panel to determine which side of the row contains the item you seek.

How do I borrow material from the Library?

The Front Desk is the place to check out items. You must have a valid Wabash College ID to borrow library material. Loan lengths are based on your borrower type (student, staff, or faculty) and material type.

You should always start your search in the library catalog because it contains all our eBooks, regardless of platform or vendor.

Find eBooks in the Library Catalog

1) Make sure the BOOKS  tab is selected, and input your search terms. Then select SEARCH.

Lilly Library Books search box

2) Under your refinement list, select the EBOOK format option.

eBook limiter selected in Lilly Library catalog

3) Click the Access Online button, and then choose a View eBook buttonoption. Multiple links are listed if the eBook is housed in multiple eBook collections.

If the book is only available from one provider, you will see a red "view eBook" button below the cover instead of "Access Online" and will be taken directly to the eBook.

eBook with Access Online arrow


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