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Communication: Books

How to Locate Books

Clicking on the title link will take you to the SWAN online catalog book record. Books with call numbers beginning with A - P are located on the 2nd level, and books with call numbers beginning with Q - Z are located on the lower level. Exceptions are new books and reference books located to the north and west of the Reference and Government Information Desk respectively.

Finding Books

SWAN – Use SWAN to find books, government documents, maps, media, and other materials located in the library.

MOBIUS – is a statewide consortium of mostly college and university libraries. Search the MOBIUS catalog to borrow books from other consortium members and request books for delivery to MSU’s libraries. Most MOBIUS items arrive in 2-3 days. Go to Circulation for pick-up. If you fill out a notification form at Circulation, they will e-mail you when your item arrives.

WORLDCAT – is OCLC’s union catalog of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide. The database includes all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries across North America, offers millions of bibliographic records, and includes records representing 400 languages. It is the Amazon.com of the library world. Interlibrary loan features are integrated into the database. 

Interlibrary Loan – If you cannot find the items you need at Meyer, or through MOBIUS, the Interlibrary Loan Department will order the materials you need. Some fees may apply. The online order form is at Interlibrary Loan, phone: 836-4540

 

Recent Books in the General Collection

 

SWAN Catalog Tutorial

Downloading E-Books

E-Books