…and because of that, the library’s primary purpose is to serve the academic community. This means that Ryan Library isn't a public library, law library, hospital library or prison library (yes, they do exist.)
However, Ryan Library does have books on many other topics. We also have InterLibrary Loan (ILL) to access books from other libraries if you should need more than what the local collection provides.
WorldCat is Ryan Library's online catalog. It searches books and media in the campus physical collection as well as databases we subscribe to. It also searches holdings in libraries around the world (World Catalog.)