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Look for Books - Library Catalog
If you are looking for Books, Video and other materials at the Library then SEARCH OUR CATALOG.

But before you start searching the Catalog please read the following tips:

What is Library Catalog?

The Library Catalog is an online list of all the books and other items in the library which you can search.


How to find the Books after searching the Catalog?

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.


What is a call number? What does it mean?

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.


How to search for books using the Catalog?

There are different ways to search our Catalog:

You may search by:

  • Book title
  • Author of the Book
  • Subject or
  • Keyword

Search by Book title

If you know the title of the book:
Choose Title and then type it in the search box.
Click Search button
example:

Simple Search

Search Term

example
Search by author of the book:

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.
example:

Simple Search

Search Term

example
Search by Subject:

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.


Search by Keyword

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