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Find books and e-books

Print books and e-books are accessible through Omni, the library’s online catalogue. When you search in Omni, you’re automatically searching the collections and materials from university libraries in Ontario and beyond. You can submit requests for items from other university libraries and they will be delivered to McLaughlin Library (or other select university libraries). Search for books and e-books by title, author, or topic. See the Getting started with Omni  guide for a quick overview.  

For more information about e-books in the library’s collection, check out the following:​​​​​

Learn more about borrowing, requesting, renewing and returning items including requesting a digitization of a physical item (such as a book chapter or microform) on our Borrowing page. 

LibKey Nomad 

If you’re using online research tools outside of Omni such as Google Scholar, PubMed, Wikipedia, or publisher websites you may come across citations to books or book chapters. LibKey Nomad is a browser extension, which will quickly connect you to those e-books and journal articles we have in our collection. Check out our Install LibKey Nomad guide to learn more. 

Course reserves (Ares) 

Instructors, looking to put materials on course reserves? Students, looking for course readings? Learn more at Course Reserves (Ares)

Rare books 

The library's Archival & Special Collections is home to more than twenty-five thousand rare books that range from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. The Rare Books page provides more information about our holdings, and the Using the Archives page will help you get started with accessing these materials.  

Thematic collections

McLaughlin Library has several permanent collections of thematically organized books. Browse Our Collections


Contact us.

The library is committed to ensuring that members of our user community with disabilities have equal access to our services and resources and that their dignity and independence is always respected. If you encounter a barrier and/or need an alternate format, please fill out our Library Print and Multimedia Alternate-Format Request Form. Contact us if you’d like to provide feedback: