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Finding Books in the Library: 1. Start

Shows you how to locate & obtain a book in XJTLU library.


This is a basic guide that helps you to locate a specific book (when you already have a title in mind) using OPAC, the default library catalogue search in XJTLU Library.

This consists of the following steps

(i) Searching OPAC

(ii) Checking the physical location of book (Where is the book physically located?)

(iii) Checking the status of the book (Is the book available or out of stock?)

(iv) Verifying if the book is available for loan (How do I check-out the book?)

(v) Reserving an item if the item is out of loan (How do I place a hold or request if the book is not on shelf?)

(vi) Recommending a book to be purchased or doing an inter-library loan if the item is not held in XJTLU Library. (How do I obtain a book if XJTLU Library does not own it?)

If you are looking for a book that might be in your interest, you should do a keyword search or browse the shelves by call numbers.


Let's say you are looking for a specific book  on which you know one of the following information (see example below):

(i) Book title (e.g. ACCA)

(ii) ISBN (e.g. 9787508616773)




Tip #1 Many books with the same title

Some book titles have very generic titles such as Introduction to Econometrics . Moreover textbooks are often available in many editions. If you want a specific edition , instead of searching by title you can try searching by ISBN or the call number of the book. 

You can also try doing a more specific search in the new Multi-Field Search by searching the title, author and the limit by year.


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