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Chemistry: Finding Books

Finding Books on the Shelves

Books are organized in the Loyola/Notre Dame Library by call number. Most books relevant to Chemistry will be found on the lower level in the QD section of the library book stacks. (See map below).

Use the library catalog or Seeker to locate call numbers for books, or just browse the shelves if you're not looking for any specific titles. 

Lower Level Map

Electronic Books

Electronic books owned by the Loyola/Notre Dame Library can be accessed at any time from any location. If you are accessing an e-book from off-campus, you will need to use your Loyola or Notre Dame credentials to log in. Although many of LNDL's e-books are listed in Seeker and the library catalog, the most direct way to search for e-books is through our E-Book databases.

Some e-books can be downloaded for reading offline on a computer or mobile device. View instructions for accessing e-books.

Locating Books at LNDL

Search the Library Catalog or Seeker by keyword, title, author or subject.

Books are organized in the Loyola/Notre Dame Library by call number. View call number locations and floor maps of the library. 

The library catalog is shared with 16 other libraries in University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium, and items from these libraries can be requested online and delivered to LNDL. View our Other Libraries page for a list of USMAI libraries, and visit our USMAI Borrowing page for more information about how to request materials.  

If you are unable to find a particular book listed in the library catalog, you can request it for free through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)Books and other physical items will take about a week to arrive; you will be notified via email when items are ready for pickup. Loan periods and renewals vary according to the lending libraries.

Books from USMAI

The Loyola · Notre Dame Library is a participating member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium. The 16 other libraries in the consortium partner with us to provide access to a collection of over 9 million items. Loyola and Notre Dame students, faculty, and staff have borrowing privileges at each of these libraries and can place online requests for their books.

For more information about borrowing items from USMAI libraries, view the USMAI Borrowing page and our help guides.

Watch a 2-minute video about how to request a book:

Link to video on YouTube


Fun Books

View the Reference Books page of the Finding Books tab for a list of some of our main reference books for different chemistry subjects. However, if you're looking for something lighter you can check out some of the books below!