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 Pick up in person section for further instructions.

Place a hold

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

    • 0 means 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 Schmidt Library.

Pick up in person

  • Use the Shelf Number to locate your book.

  • Refer to the Find Online section to find your book's Shelf Number.

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

    • Our shelves are labeled with the classifications they contain.

      • See the Find by classification section, below, for details.

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

Find by classification

We organize our resources with the Library of Congress Classification. Each resource has a unique call number (which includes its class, subclass, topic, and more).

  • Select a class from the Class list, below.

    • This will bring you to a list of its subclasses.

  • Select a subclass.

    • This will bring you to a list of its topics.

  • Pick a topic, then take note of the number beside it.

  • Visit the Schmidt Library, then follow the labels on our bookshelves to match them to your topic number.

    • The books and resources on those shelves will be about your chosen topic.

Digital resource

Search our 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 - check out reserved items

Physical reserves

  • Visit the Schmidt Library then request a reserve from the LTS Help Desk.

  • The item is due back in 2 hours and must stay in the library.


  • Visit

  • Select your course, 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.

Can't find what you want?

We also 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.