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CEL100 Educational Strategies for Student Success: Books

Before you Begin

Think about these questions:

  1. What type of information do you need at this point?
  2. Where is the best place to find it?

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Find Books @ Ryan Library

WorldCat is the tool you need to research books (and more)::

  • Books and media materials at PLNU
  • ebooks available through PLNU
  • Articles from some of our most-used databases
  • Books available for InterLibrary Loan through Camino
  • Books available through WorldCat at other institutions (request through Interlibrary Loan)

A few things you should know:

  • For books found in Ryan Library, the check out period for PLNU students and staff is 3 weeks, with an option to renew for an additional 3 weeks.  The check out period for faculty is 6 months, with no opportunity to renew.
  • For books borrowed through Camino, the check out period is 5 weeks, with no option to renew.
  • You can renew books online by logging in and using the "My Library Account" link in the upper right of the screen.

Access ebooks

Ryan Library subscribes to thousands of eBooks through two different ebook collections:

  • ebrary: This exciting collection of scholarly ebooks provides access to over 109,000 scholarly and reference books, including many award-winning titles. Users can create a "bookshelf" to organize their own content.  

Google Books

Requesting Materials from Other Libraries

Use these one of these options when requesting items that are not available at Ryan Library:

Camino

  • Only books can be requested from Camino.
  • Books requested via Camino take 2-5 business days.
  • Loan period is 45 days.
  • Books cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue fines will apply.   
  • Books must be picked up from the Point Loma campus.

      InterLibrary Loan

  • Articles, books and other materials can be requested from InterLibrary Loan.
  • Books requested via InterLibrary Loan may take a minumum of 7-10 business days.
  • Loan periods and renewal availability varies depending on the participating libraries.
  • Overdue fines will apply.

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