Using Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If the CSB and SJU Libraries don't have an article or book you need, use our Interlibrary Loan service to borrow a copy from another library.

Call Numbers

Each book is given a Library of Congress call number.

Call numbers are arranged alphabetically, and then by whole number (everything before the first period in the call number).

A call number is like a book's address, and books on related topics are located next to each other on our shelves. Click here to find out what call numbers are assigned for particular subjects:

Need help finding your book?

Now that you've found a book for your research, how do you find it on the shelf? You can always ask for help at the circulation desk or ask a librarian. Here is a helpful video by CSB and SJU Libraries that demonstrates how to find books on the shelves: 

How to find a book in the library


Search WorldCat Discovery

Need some help using the catalog? Visit our search tips page.

eBook Finder

Looking for a book and wondering if it is available electronically? Type in the book name here to find out which databases contain the title.

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Search WorldCat (limit to eBook available on the left side)

Audio & Downloadable Books

Audiobooks provide listening enjoyment for all ages and interests. Many popular adult and young adult books, fiction and non-fiction, are published as audiobooks, and Great River Regional Libraries (GRRL) has a large collection on CD and cassette.

The library also offers downloadable audiobooks through the GRRL Digital Library OverDrive service. New titles are being added all the time.

You can get a GRRL library card by visiting either Clemens or Acluin Library's circulation desk. It takes approximately one week to get your card.

How long can I check out a book?

Students are allowed to check out a book for the entire semester. If the book is recalled, you will need to return it. You have a 9 day grace period; if it is not returned by the 10th day you will be charged $10 for each overdue book. 

Students are allowed to check out DVDs for 3 day. If you do not return it within 24 hours it is a $1.00 per day/per DVD.

You can renew your items online.

You can return material at either library's circulation desk.

To check out materials you must have a valid CSB and SJU barcoded ID.

To find out more, select the link below.