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History Guide


The MSJ Library is currently open by appointment only. If you need research help or want to make a study appointment, please contact the Library by email (, phone (513-244-4216), or by chat service. A librarian will respond during regular business hours and help determine the best way to assist you. See also Library Hours and Guidelines for Study Space by Appointment.

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Ask a Librarian: links to chat, email, telephone options


Contact Us

Circulation & Research:
(513) 244-4216


Archbishop Alter Library
Mount St. Joseph University
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233

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Find History Books

When looking for history books or DVDs, search these catalogs and e-book collections by keyword:

For some people, browsing the history section of the Library’s book stacks can be helpful. To do this use a call # range:

Call # Range


901-909, 3rd Floor

World history

910, 3rd Floor

Geography and travel

920, 3rd Floor


930, 3rd Floor

History of the Ancient World to 499 BCA

940, 3rd Floor

History of Europe

950, 3rd Floor

History of Asia

960, 3rd Floor

History of Africa

970s, 3rd Floor

History of North America, including the United States

980, 3rd Floor

History of South America

990, 3rd Floor

History of Australia, Oceania, Antarctica