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ENGL 101 - Olivas - Spring 2021: Find Books & Ebooks

Finding eBooks in the Library Catalog

Handouts on LCC Call Numbers

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

LCC Call Numbers

book spines

What a book spine looks like - close up of CALL NUMBER.

Use Call Numbers to Find Books in the Library

Using signage in the library, look for the letters in alphabetical order.  Once the letter combination is found, look for the first line number in numerical order.

Find Books at Other Libraries

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

Search Tips

SEARCH TIPS

  • If you’re not finding anything with your chosen keywords, try searching synonyms (example: “social media” instead of “social networks”).
  • Books in the library are organized by subject so when you find a book on the shelf, feel free to browse the area to find similar books.
  • Take a look at the Subject terms in the book's catalog record. By clicking on a Subject term, the Library Catalog searches for other books that have the same Subject term.
  • You can also use quotation marks ("  ") to specificially search a phrase.  This helps to further limit your searches; for example, if you type in the words air pollution, the computer will look for any result with the word air and any with the word pollution, but if you search "air pollution" the computer will more likely find that specific combination of words together.

 

 

NEW Library Catalog: PRIMO

primo search box

Sample Search Results in PRIMO

sample search results

  • Location: Where the book is located in the library; most books are located in Circulating Book Stacks.
  • Call number: The book's address to physically find the book on shelf.
  • Available Online: Ebook. Details of title need to be opened in order to access eBook link for online access. If accessing off-campus, needs to be opened through AccessRio.

filter results sample

Example Details for Book Types