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Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) Self-Guided Tour

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Find Books

Looking for a book?

Search for a Book

From the UT Libraries' homepagetype the book title you are searching for in the search box. You'll find results across six different library resources.

homepage search box

When your results load, select "Library Catalog" from the dropdown arrow to narrow your results to include books and media

Understanding your Results 

After searching, you need to look for four details:

Catalog record with details numbered

1. Is this book in print or is it electronic (an ebook that you can access online)?

2. If the book you want is a physical book, log into your account and look for the pick it up button. 

Location of the Pick it up button, under "get it" after you log in to your account.

3. Is the book AVAILABLE? If not, there will be a due date. Click the Pick it Up Button to request it, but know that it will take some time for the previous borrower to return it and for the book to be quarantined. Wait for an email telling you your books are ready before you come get them!

4. Are you ready to check out? Click the Pick it Up button and a library staff member will get the book and bring it to the PCL checkout desk. Wait for an email telling you your books are ready before you come get them! You can't go get the books yourself right now. 

 

Checking out Books

Wait for an email telling you your books are ready before you come to PCL to get them. Bring your UT ID. 

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