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Adelphi University Libraries

Book Collection

The Adelphi University Libraries have more than 600,000 volumes in the book collection. The books are accessible through our catalog OneSearch. The catalog contains all the records from Swirbul Library and our Centers. Adelphi students can borrow books from any of our libraries. If a book is at a different location from where the student is, the student can simply click on Request hold in the record and request the book be sent. Our book collection is arranged by Library of Congress Classification. Letters and titles are assigned by the Library of Congress; click here for a listing of the main classes. How to read a Library of Congress call number is explained in the video below. 


Find nearly everything in the Libraries' collections with OneSearch:


Search by Title, Author, Subject, etc.   Alicat Classic   WorldCat    Need help?

Jumpstart your research using eReference and eBook Central


Adelphi University Libraries offer an extensive collection of ebooks. Find ebooks in the following databases:

If a book you are looking for is not in our libraries, Interlibrary Borrowing can help you get the book from another library. Please see the Interlibrary Borrowing webpage for more information. Interlibrary Borrowing can be utilized by current Adelphi students, administrators, faculty and staff. 

If you need help, Ask A Librarian!