Finding Books

Basic tips for finding books.

Searching for books

  1. Use the Omni library catalogue to look up print and electronic books
  2. Search Omni and Laurier's eBook collections to find ebooks
  3. For a more comprehensive search, identify more books using WorldCat (catalogues from thousands of libraries), book reviews, lists of references, or Google Book Search; then check Omni to locate the book titles.

Locating & requesting books

  1. Check the location
    • Find the call number of the book and use it to find the location
    • Waterloo campus call number locations are listed on the floor plans
    • Brantford campus books are on the 1st floor of the Brantford Public Library
    • Kitchener campus books are found in room FSW-012 of the Faculty of Social Work building 
  2. To request books from other locations in Omni: click on the location, then on "Sign in to place a hold or recall"
  3. For items not in the Omni catalogue, request through Interlibrary Loan. For instructions, see Interlibrary Loan Borrowing: Using RACER (tutorial).