Library Catalog

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Use the Library Catalog to search for items located at any of the Dallas College library locations, including:

Finding Books in the Library

Searching for print books or eBooks in the Library Catalog

To find print books or eBooks in the Library Catalog, follow these steps:

1. Type your search in the Library Catalog search box above. The results will open in a new window.

  • If you need help with searching for your topic, use the Suggested Catalog Searches on the right-hand side of this page.

2. Then, refine your results on the left-hand side of the page.

  • To find print books, refine your results to Show Only: Available in the Library, Resource Type: Books, and Library: Select your Campus.
  • To find eBooks, refine your results to Show Only: Full Text Online and Resource Type: Books.

Example of refining your search results to find print books and eBooks.      

Finding print books on the shelf

At each campus, books are organized using the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. To find a book on the shelf, you will need some information from the Library Catalog. Under the title of the book in the catalog, you will see the Campus, Section, and Call Number.

For example, this information may be listed as Available at Brookhaven Campus (Brookhaven is the Campus where this book is located) Main Collection (main collection is the section where this book is located in library) GN 316 .K64 2002 (the call number tells where this book is shelved in the library). 

Example of viewing the campus, section, and call number in the library catalog.

If you want to browse our print collection in the library, here are some common LC classifications for those studying Sociology:

HM Sociology (General)

HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform.

HQ The family. Marriage. Women

HS Societies: secret, benevolent, etc.

HT Communities. Classes. Races.

HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology

Need help finding a book in the library? Ask a Librarian.

Books at Other Libraries


If you'd like to search for items at other libraries, WorldCat can help. WorldCat lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. Click on the link below to search using WorldCat. TexShare card users can search local libraries for items using WorldCat. To request an item via Interlibrary Loan, click on the other link in this box.

Interlibrary Loan
Books, periodical articles, and other items not available at Dallas College can be requested via interlibrary loan. Click on the link below for more information and to make a request. NOTE: Textbooks are not available through the interlibrary loan program.

Suggested eBooks

eBook Collections

Course Reserves

Textbooks and other class materials are placed on reserve by instructors. These items can't leave the library, but you can check them out to use within the library. Course reserves can be found using the library catalog, linked below. You can also speak to the library staff to determine if a book is available at your campus.