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How can I find out if the library owns a book?

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Check VitCat to see if Viterbo has the book you are interested in. Enter the title of the book you are interested in the search box on the library home page.  For this example, we'll search for the book Spillover: animal infections and the next human pandemic by David Quammen.

Starting your VitCat search

After you hit enter, you will be brought to your list of results for your search.  In this case, Spillover is the first result on the list, but you could also use the options on the left to limit your options for books only.

Find out if the book you are interested in is currently available by clicking the availability link.

Find out if your book is currently available

The book is currently available, so use the call number (in this case, the call number is RA 639 .W36 S65 2013) to find the book on the shelf.  

Many of the library's books are only available as ebooks.  In that case, rather than clicking the Availability link in your results list, click the View Now link.  From there choose one of the links below to go directly to the ebook.

Accessing the full text of an ebook