The library has numerous types of books available in physical and digital formats.
We currently have 87,000+ volumes in our physical collections. To see a map of where each collection is located, visit this guide.
Our collections are:
We have thousands of ebook titles available through our databases. For more information about how to find them and use them, see Finding Ebooks.
To find books and DVDs in Lightner Library, use our Polaris Online Library Catalog.
The search results will show you all the titles that matched your search. You can then click on any title to see more information. The results will tell you if the book is checked out or if it is available. It will also tell you the call number, which you can use to find the book in the stacks.
If the item you are looking for is not in the results, you can request it on interlibrary loan to have it mailed here for campus (or to your home address if you don't live near campus).
For more information on this process, visit the How to Find Physical Resources in the Library Guide.
We have two different DVD collections. No more than 3 DVDs total may be checked out at a time.
For CDs, course reserves, microfilm, rare books, or archives, please ask at the Circulation Desk.
If you want to check and see how many other libraries across the nation have the item you are looking for, you can try searching for it in WorldCat.
This will give you an idea of how easy it will be for us to retrieve it for you on Interlibrary Loan. However, you are not required to check WorldCat before requesting an item.
Note that there is a direct link to request an item in our interlibrary loan system (ILLiad) from WorldCat, so it can be a very easy and convenient way to request a book. Just click "Send Request to Iliad" from the details page for the item.