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SJU LIBRARY CATALOG - Always start here first

Search for BOOKS, journals, videos, and more.

When a resource is not available at SJU, you can always submit a request for an Interlibrary Loan.


REGIONAL CATALOGS -- Your Next Choice after checking our SJU Catalog


PALCI's E-ZBorrow is a discovery gateway that allows simultaneous searching of over 50 academic library catalogs. Participating libraries include Carnegie Mellon, Pennsylvania State and Temple Universities, and the Universities of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Saint Joseph's students, faculty and staff may search and directly request: 

  • books that SJU does 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 over 70,000 libraries. More than 258 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.



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