There are multiple collections found in Schewe Library, but all are cataloged using some variation of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC).
Navigate to the Locating Items in the Library tab for more information on how to locate items from each collection.
Search the catalog.
After you locate your book in the catalog, get the book.
Use the catalog to find the Dewey Decimal call number and location of the book and retrieve it from our stacks on the first floor (0-400's) or the third floor (500-999's) of Schewe library. DVDs, new releases, and reference works are located on the main floor.
Access will depend on the publisher. In some case you will be able to download full books via PDF. In others you might be able only to view the book online.
|What if my book is not in the IC Schewe Library Online Catalog?|
If you cannot find the book you are looking for in our catalog, or all copies are checked out, you can request it through I-Share; an integrated library system (I-Share) of 86 member libraries across Illinois.
I-Share books may be requested through the same VuFind Catalog as our local collections, simply search "All I-Share Libraries" rather than "Local Catalog Only" using the drop-down menu by the Find button. You will need to log in before you can make an I-Share request.
Items typically arrive within 5-10 days and you will receive an email when the item is available for pick up from our very own Schewe Circulation Desk.
|What if my book is not available in I-Share?|
If an item is not available in the IC Schewe Library catalog or through I-Share, then your next stop is our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. Keep your full citation handy -- you will need it. Next, fill out our ILL form with your name, e-mail, and the full citation and submit your request.
Interlibrary loan can take some time, so please plan ahead before making a request. You will be notified by email when your item is ready to be picked up.
WorldCat -- You can search WorldCat to find books which might not be in VuFind. Once you find a title of interest, double-check that it is not available through our local catalog or I-Share, and then request it through Interlibrary Loan.