searching for books?

Our online catalog is experiencing some troubles, so if you’re searching for books in it and coming up short,

  1. You’re not alone!     . . . and . . .
  2. It’s not anything that you’re doing.

Until these problems can be fixed, we recommend that you search the WorldCATalog of books (now the first link under the “Books” section of the homepage). That catalog, as the name implies, includes many, many more books than just those in our library.

To find the books that are in our library only:

  1. Perform a search for a book in WorldCAT, and get a list of results.
  2. Look for the In your library Moravian College symbol next to the book title in the list of search results.
  3. Find an approximate call number for the book by clicking on its title and then scrolling down to the “Class Descriptors” area, found shortly after the Subject Headings. The LC – Library of Congress – call number is the one you want.  (example: The Life of Pi by Yann Martel has the following call number in WorldCAT: LC: PR9199.3.M3855 )
  4. Use the approximate call number to find the book in our library. Be flexible and forgiving with the given call number, especially any letters or numbers after a . (period symbol) because our call number may not be the same.

If you have any trouble, just contact a librarian for assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we’ll let you know when our own catalog is back in business.


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