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International Students: Library Services and Resources: Find Books & Media

Search WorldCat and Request via Interlibrary Loan

WorldCat is a library catalog that lists over 1.5 billionbooks, media and other materials from over 70,000 libraries worldwide.

Many of these items you can have sent to you at Roanoke College for free via Interlibrary Loan.

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Search Google Books

Search Google Books to find relevant materials on the topic you are researching. Many of the books will only give a "limited preview." Use the Fiintel Library catalog or WorldCat to locate the full copy of the books you are interested in.

Books from Fintel Library


When searching for Books, select the Books/Films radio dial. Once you get your results, limit to location of books- either Roanoke College (Fintel Library) or Hollins University. The Fintel Library catalog searches books at Roanoke College AND Hollins University and you can request the books from Hollins be delivered to Fintel for pick-up.

If you find a book that is located at Hollins University, you can request it by signing in and selecting the request link. It will be delivered by courier within 24 hours of requesting it Monday-Friday. If you request it before 10 am, you will get it that same day. After 10 am, then it will arrive the following day. You will be notified once the book arrives and you will pick it up at the Lending Services Desk.

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