But before you start searching the Catalog please read the following tips:
The Library Catalog is an online list of all the books and other items in the library which you can search.
When searching the library catalog you will find call numbers assigned to each book, video or other material in the catalog. In the library, you will discover that the same call number you found in the catalog is placed on the spine of the book. These call numbers help us find where a book is stored in a library.
Each book in the library has a call number. The number is like the address of the book. It help us find where a book is shelved in the library.
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina uses the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
There are different ways to search our Catalog:
You may search by:
- Book title
- Author of the Book
- Subject or
If you know the title of the book:
Choose Title and then type it in the search box.
Click Search button
If you know the author of the book:
Choose Author then type the author's name in the search box.
Type the last name first followed by comma then type the first name.
If you don't know the title of the book but you are looking for a specific subject then type the subject in the search box.
If you don't know what you are looking for:
Click Advanced search then type the word that you think it will help you find what you are looking for.
Click search button
Now click here to search the CATALOG