Finding Books

Books are often an important source for academic research. Find print and ebooks locally and nationally here.

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For example: children's rights, motion pictures, United States History Civil War, 1861-1865

CLICnet is the combined catalog of 8 local colleges & universities, including the University of St. Thomas. Items from other campuses can be requested online (use the item's "Request" link) & delivered to St. Thomas.

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Find books on Course Reserve (search by Instructor).

How to Read a Call Number

Call numbers are combinations of letters and numbers which provide information about where materials are located on the shelves and about the subject of the materials. They appear in the CLICnet catalog and on the spines or fronts of the books.  Call numbers at UST are based on the Library of Congress Classification System.

How to read a call number:


Find Ebooks Available at UST

The Libraries have thousands of ebooks available.  You can find them in Summon, in the CLICnet catalog, and others in our ebooks portal. |  Help finding and using ebooks.

Search for Ebooks in Summon; use options at left of results to refine search if needed.

Find Books in Other Libraries

Can't find it in CLICnet? Use the WorldCat (First Search version) to search for books nation-wide, and use the ILLiad interlibrary loan system to get them sent here.