Find Books & More

Use the  Carl Sandburg College Library catalog to find out if a book, ebook, audiobook, DVD, or other types of items are in one of the libraries at Sandburg (Galesburg and Carthage locations are included). For questions or to report a broken link in the catalog, please e-mail or call 309.341.5257.

Follow the instructions below to find books and other physical items in the catalog. 

Searching the Catalog

1.     Type your search.

2.     Example: mushrooms

screenshot of library catalog search for mushrooms


3.     Click on a title to see more information.

screenshot of book result in library catalog

4.     Write down the call number (Ex. QK617 .M66 2017). Item will say "Item in place; Loanable" if it is available. 

5.     Be sure to note the location. This example is shelved in the regular stacks at our Galesburg location, but some items will only be available at our Carthage location.

6.     Bring your items and your Sandburg ID card to the Library desk to check them out. If you do not want the items that you pulled from the shelf, please leave them on a nearby table or the front desk for library staff to shelve.


If you do not find the items you need in the Sandburg Library catalog, or if you cannot determine the location of the item, please ask a library staff member for assistance. 




Can't find a title in the Sandburg library collection? We have access to libraries all throughout the United States via our interlibrary loan programs. We can request items for you or teach you how to do it yourself. Contact us at



Sandburg Library provides access to eBooks through several platforms. Use the links below for direct access to CARLI, EBSCOhost, Gale, Infobase, OverDrive, and Salem Press eBooks. See our eBooks Library Guide for full access instructions and search tips.