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Monmouth College Hewes Library

2a. Find Books

Interlibrary Loan

If you come across a book you need for your research, and the Library does not own it, request it through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Interlibrary Loan requests can take up to 2 weeks to process, but is completely free.

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Find Books Using Library Catalogs

As a Monmouth College patron, you have access to three tiers of library catalogs. 


Hewes Library Catalog

  • Locate physical books, DVDs and media owned by Hewes Library; select Ebooks included
  • Materials may be print or digital and are immediately available on campus

Search for books, dvds, and media in the Hewes Library


I-Share Catalog

  • Locate and borrow books owned in other Illinois academic libraries
  • To request an item first login to the library catalog. Learn more about requesting materials via I-Share.
  • Materials are delivered to Hewes Library in 3-5 days *NOTE: COVID-19 quarantines will cause an added 3 day delay.*


  • A larger, international library catalog, WorldCat, allows identification of materials beyond the Hewes Library and the I-Share Catalog. (Be sure to check these catalogs first.)
  • Materials identified in WorldCat may be requested using WorldShare.
  • Items may take 7-14 days to arrive. *NOTE: COVID-19 quarantines will cause an added 3 day delay.*

Catalog Search Tips

  • Keyword Search, default, searches all words in all fields.
  • Advanced Search is located below the main search box and allows more complex searches and multiple filters.
  • For a more specific search, choose Title, Author or Subject.
  • A Subject search focuses on just the Topic (or Subject) field. 

catalog search example

  • On the results screen, Narrow Your Search facets allow limits by format, collection, topic and more.

search limiters


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