Fall 2023

Find Books at Washington and Lee

The library's catalog, accessible through our homepage, can be used to find out what print and online books are available to W&L researchers.  Here are some suggestions.

If You are Searching for Books on a Topic

If you are using the basic "Search Everything" on the library's homepage, you can select "Books Only" to limit to just books
If you are using "Advanced Search," you can select "Books Only."

You can combine words or forms of words that appear in descriptions of books.  Some examples:

If You Know a Book's Author or Title

Select Browse Search ( this option will appear if you have already completed a search, otherwise, you may have to choose "Advanced Search" to see this option) and then use the drop-down menu to:

  • Browse by Author -- enter author's last name, plus some or all of the first name.  For example:  books by Larry Sabato
  • Browse by Title -- enter the beginning of a book's title.  For example:  titles beginning Harry Potter and.