Tip: Start your search with a title from the bibliography of an entry in a subject encyclopedia, and then use Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) under "item details" to find more books on the topic!
The colored dots let you know the availability of an item.
Green dot = item is available at Collins Library. Click on the "find and request" tab or "view online" tab.
Yellow dot = item is available at a Summit library. Use the "find and request" tab to submit a Summit request.
Gray dot = item is not available at Collins Library. If it is a book, you can submit a Summit request. If the item is an article, it is not available full-text. Submit an interlibrary loan request.
When you sign into Primo, you are able to do the following:
You should also sign out of Primo so that your searches remain private and your settings are not tampered with by anyone else.
If you've never had to find a specific book in a college library before, the task can seem rather daunting at first. This short video tutorial will help you learn how to read and interpret Library of Congress Call numbers. If you have any questions about finding materials that you need, please do not hesitate to ask any Collins Library staff member--we're here to help!