Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

HIST 102 - Gunderson - Spring 2020: Finding Books

Use Call Numbers to Find Books in the Library

Useful Handouts

Check out these handouts to better understand call numbers and information about Rio Hondo Library.

Find Books at Other Libraries

If you can't find your book at Rio Hondo Library, try searching the following library catalogs:

Finding books

The Library Catalog is essentially a search engine to find books and other materials at Rio Hondo Library.


When you find a book, be sure to find the following information:

  • Call number (the book's address to physically find the book on shelf)
  • Location/Status (where the book is and if it's available; most books are located in Circulating Book Stacks)



When looking for ebooks, look for titles that say "electronic resource."

catalog record for an ebook