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Textbook Guide

A guide for students about saving money on textbooks.

Hours

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 (library@msj.edu), 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.

Get Research Help

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

 

Contact Us

Circulation & Research:
(513) 244-4216

Email: library@msj.edu

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

Website URL:  https://library.msj.edu

Social Media:   @MSJLibrary on Twitter

MSJ Electronic Books

The MSJ Library purchases a limited number of ebook versions of textbooks. To check if the library has an ebook version of your textbook, search the library catalog by the title of the book.  If you find the book and an ebook copy is available, you will see an ebook icon next to the book title. Click on the title, and then look for the link to connect to the full text of the book.  

You can also search by title in any of the ebook databases listed on the MSJ Library’s ebooks resource page.

Note: you will need your MSJ Library number from the front of your Mount ID card to access ebooks off-campus.

OhioLINK

As a student at the Mount, you may be able to borrow some textbooks from OhioLINK member libraries. Generally speaking, OhioLINK books can be checked out for a three-week period, and can be renewed up to six times as long as no other holds are placed on the book(s). Search the OhioLINK catalog by title to see if a copy of your textbook is available.

Note: to request a book, you will need your MSJ Library number from the front of your Mount ID card.

SearchOhio

As a student at the Mount, you may be able to borrow some textbooks from SearchOhio member libraries. Generally speaking, SearchOhio books can be checked out for a three-week period, and can be renewed up to six times as long as no other holds are placed on the book(s). Search the SearchOhio catalog by title to see if a copy of your textbook is available.

Note: to request a book, you will need your MSJ Library number from the front of your Mount ID card.

Other Nearby Libraries

To search for a copy of a textbook in a nearby library, use WorldCat. Search by title, and then type your zip code in the box labelled, “Enter Your Location.” The results list will show you if a nearby library has a copy of the book available.