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Books


Our main collections of print and e-books support learning and research in all disciplines on campus, and also include popular fiction and non-fiction, young adult, and children's titles. We have over 450,000 print books in the collection, housed on the 3rd floor and in the Automated Retrieval System (ARS), and over 150,000 e-books, available to you 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world with your Seawolf ID. 

If you want to know what we have that's new and notable, check out the New Book displays throughout the library. Come by often: We're always adding new materials to the collection. You can find out about our new books online, too

Finding Books

You can search all of our books from the Library Catalog, or limit your search to just ebooks by selecting "eBook" from the drop down menu.

Screenshot of the library catalog showing the Collection search filter menu

If you find a book that is in the Automated Retrieval System, you'll see a red "Click to Request" button. Just make your request and your book will be available to pick up at the Information/Check-Out Desk within 30 minutes.

Borrowing from Other Libraries

Do you need a book that we don't have in the Library? Interlibrary Loan (ILL) provides access to articles, books, media, and more from libraries around the world when those items aren’t available at SSU. Find out more about borrowing from other libraries.

Juvenile and Young Adult Collection

The Juvenile collection contains over 10,000 items, including fiction, non-fiction, easy readers, and picture books. The Juvenile Collection is housed on the 2nd floor south. All items are available for checkout. Visit our Family Study Room if you're looking for a great place to bring your little ones.

Regional Collection

The North Bay Regional Collection provides a wide range of information about the counties of Sonoma, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa and Solano. You'll find books published locally, written by local authors, and detailing the history, politics, and events of the North Bay region. Our Regional Collection is on the 3rd floor south.