Old Dominion University Libraries

STARquest I: Library Services & Resources

5b. How to get books

What are some ways to get books?

  • Look them up in the library catalog to see if they are available.
  • Use the WorldCat database to look them up and see which libraries own them.
  • Request an interlibrary loan of a book that is not owned by the Old Dominion Universitiy Libraries.
  • Use the resource Books in Print to see if a particular book is currently available for sale or whether it has gone "out of print."
  • Look at an online bookseller site such as Amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com if you are interested in buying a book that way, or buy it from a local bookstore.