Q. How do I find a book using Worldcat?

I am looking for a book that the library does not own. How can I find it in a library in NYC?

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2016     Views: 2

If you have searched for a book in Summon or Liberty and the New York Library does not have a copy available, you may be able to find it in a nearby library.

Search Worldcat

How do you search Worldcat?
1) Enter your search term in Worldcat
2) Use the facets on the left sidebar to narrow your results
3) Select the item you are interested in and click the title to view the item record page
4) On the item record page, enter your zip code in the "Find a copy in the library" box to view libraries that hold the item nearest to you, such as New York Public Library or The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries. Click the name of a library to be taken to that library's online catalog. Always check to make sure the book is available / request the book ahead of time before visiting the library.



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