SJU Library Catalog - Always Start Here First

  • Search the SJU Library Catalog for materials that the University owns or to which we provide access.
  • This includes books, journals, audio-visual materials, and electronic resources.

Find Books The Library Catalog
  • Search by title, author, & more.
  • To check for Course Reserves Log into "My Library Account" to renew books and work with preferred searches.
  • Browse the "Featured Lists" to see lists of new books, popular reading, SJU Theses and Dissertations and more.

Regional Catalogs -- Your Next Choice after checking our SJU Catalog


Use this self-service system for borrowing books from the libraries of over 60 colleges/universities across PA and neighboring states. Saint Joseph's students, faculty and staff may search the virtual catalog and directly request:

  • books that we do not own 
  • books currently checked out or otherwise unavailable at Saint Joseph's Libraries.
  • Note: No journals or journal articles may be requested


WorldCat (via OCLC's FirstSearch interface) is a cooperative database of bibliographic records contributed by 60,000 libraries. More than 100 million global information sources in all formats—books, full text, electronic books and journals, Web-based articles, and audio and video recordings.

Although this database can show records from around the world, our implementation is set up to clearly specify when a resource is available from SJU (as well as other regional academic institutions). When a resource is not available at SJU or a nearby college/university, you can always submit a request for an Interlibrary Loan.

Other Catalogs

We always suggest using our local and regional catalogs first.  But if you need to go beyond:

Additional Information about Books

Last revision / review: May 24, 2012