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Digital Learning Guide: Find Books & E-Books

Book & Media Catalog

Use the catalog to locate books in print format, e-books, and media (CDs & DVDs) in the library collection.

For best results, use the most direct search.  For example:

  • If you have the title, search by title. 
  • If you know the author, search by author.

The keyword search is good for searching several concepts at once.  The more terms added to the search, the more the search results are narrowed.

  • Search by keyword using only major concepts or words
  • Do NOT search using complete sentences
  • Use the Help tab for information on how to search or ask a librarian

Materials are organized on the shelf by subject according to the Library of Congress System. 

  • The call numbers on the spines of the books begin with letters in this alphabetical system.

To access e-books with a computer off-campus, users will be prompted for their college e-mail address and password.

The catalog is shared with Carroll County Public Libraries and McDaniel College (Hoover) Library

  • Use the drop-down menu in the upper right corner to choose Carroll Library Partnership & search all of the libraries at once
  • Use the Request button to request materials from other libraries
  • Materials can be picked up at the college or any of the public libraries


The library's subscription to ProQuest Ebook Central provides remote access to over 170,000 books for the college community. 

Librarians also select and purchase e-books from other vendors.

The best way to identify e-books is to search the library catalog and narrow the search to electronic books in the menu on the left.

It is also possible to search the ProQuest Ebook Central site directly by using the link below:

E-book Portals

Links to various portals for both purchased and free e-books.

Search Google Books

Many older titles have been scanned by the Google Books Project.  If you are looking for a specific title, try Google Books:

Google Book Search

Librarian Profile

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Interlibrary Loan

See the first link below for instructions on the steps to follow before completing an ILL request.

If the Carroll CC Library does not own a title or article, the search can be broadened to other local libraries or to Marina, the statewide catalog.

If the title is not available locally, check WorldCat to learn whether it is readily available elsewhere.