Find a library resource


The Schmidt Library offers you a wide variety of physical resources (books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs) and digital resources (eBooks, online journals, and streaming media). Here, we have guides to help you find what you want.

Physical resource

Search our library's catalog of books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs.

Find online

  • Visit the Schmidt Library Catalog.

  • Log In, in the upper right.

    • Your PIN is changeme.

  • Search for your book.

    • If it's not in the catalog, you may be able to request it through ILLiad.

  • Take note of the Shelf Number.

  • Refer to the Pickup in person section for further instructions.

Place a hold

  • The Available section will tell you how many copies we have.

    • If it's 0, it's currently checked out.

  • Select Place Hold, if you want it next.

      • You'll be notified when it's available.

      • When available, pick up your hold at the LTS Help Desk.

Pickup in person

  • Use the Shelf Number to locate your book.

    • Refer to the Find Online section to find the Shelf Number.

    • Refer to our library map to help you find shelf locations.

  • Our shelves are labeled with the classifications they contain.

    • Refer to our classification guide for details.

  • Follow the alphanumerical order of the Shelf Number to locate your book.

    • Contact the LTS Help Desk if you need any assistance.

  • Bring the book to the LTS Help Desk to check out.


We organize our resources with the Library of Congress Classification. Each genre has a corresponding letter (click each for its subclasses).

Call numbers

Coming soon.

Digital resource

Search eBooks, online journals, and streaming media.

Reserves & e-reserves

Faculty often set aside resources (physical and digital) for students to use for their course.

Students - checkout reserved items

Physical reserves

  • Visit the Schmidt Library.

  • Item will be due in 2 hours and must stay in the library.


  • Follow this e-reserves link.

  • Select your article, then enter your password.

    • This should have been given to you by your professor and is likely on your syllabus.

Faculty - place items on reserve

Physical reserves*


* Personal items placed on reserve will be temporarily added into our catalog then removed at the end of the semester, unless they're placed on "indefinite" reserve.
Schmidt Library owned items can not be placed on "indefinite" reserve.
Personal items placed on reserve are expected to be picked up by the end of December for Fall semester, and end of May for the Spring semester. If they are not picked up, they will be sent to your department via inter-departmental mail.

I can't find what I want

Couldn't find it with the methods above?

Don't worry; we loan and borrow materials between a vast collaboration of libraries. Search these options to see if it's available:

You can also request an archived periodical or suggest a title for our collection.

Or, if you need help finding anything at all, contact us.