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Books and e-Books: Library Catalogs

How to find books and other materials in library catalogs

About Library Catalogs

Library catalogs typically list all of the items available from a particular library or group of libraries, regardless of format: books, magazines, videos, etc. are all included. Many catalogs can also tell you whether the item can be checked out and whether it is currently available. 

University of Toledo Library Catalog

UToledo Catalog LogoIn the UToledo Library Catalog, all formats are included, as well as all campus locations (all Carlson collections, including the Canaday Center, the Mulford Health Science Library, the LaValley Law Library, Engineering Library, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Book Depository, and Internet resources).  Note: the library at the Center for Visual Arts at the Toledo Museum of Art has a separate catalog.

UT Catalog Search

Electronic Books are included in the UToledo Library Catalog; you can find them by limiting your search to the Location: Internet.  Many of the e-book collections can be searched separately.  See the Electronic Books page for major collections we have access to.

The newest books in the libraries are listed on the Library News page.

You can also see books from the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library's Popular Collection which are available for checkout at UToledo libraries.  The selection in this collection varies as the public library sends us new books. 

OhioLINK Library Catalog

Catalog of over 80 college & university libraries in the OhioLINK system, plus the State Library of Ohio and a few public library systems. Materials listed as "AVAILABLE" can be requested and delivered to UToledo (or any other library in the system). This catalog can also be searched from the UToledo Library Catalog by clicking on the "Search OhioLINK" button.

Toledo-Lucas County Library Catalog

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library logoCatalog of materials in the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library System. They tend to have more popular fiction and general interest books that the UToledo Libraries.  A current selection of popular titles from the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is available at UToledo's Carlson and Mulford libraries for checkout. UToledo students can obtain a free public library card by showing proof of residence in Toledo/Lucas County.

The nearest branches to UToledo Main Campus are the Sanger Branch and the Reynolds Corners Branch, while the Toledo Heights and Heatherdowns branches are closest to the Health Science Campus. 

TLCPL small logoSearch the catalog of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library system:


WorldCat LogoCatalog of materials in US and international libraries.

  • is publicly available and great for quick searching.
  • WorldCat from FirstSearch offers more advanced search capabilities.

Many items may be able to be obtained through our ILLiad Interlibrary Loan service, which is available free of charge to UToledo students, staff, and faculty.

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Finding Books

You can also find excellent suggestions for specific books and ways of finding books in the LibGuides for individual subjects.