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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, ebooks, dvds, and documents in Hewes Library


I-Share Catalog


  • 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. 

Catalog Search Tips

  • Any Field, default, searches all words in all fields.
  • Advanced Search allows more complex and multiple field searches.
  • For a more specific search, choose Title, Author or Subject.
  • On the results screen, Refine Your Results allows additional resource to narrow your focus.

refine catalog results

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