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Library: Books & DVDs

The SJR State Library collections include over 67,000 books and more than 11,000 DVDs. 

Use the Library Catalog to find books and DVDs at your campus library, at all SJR State campus libraries, or at any Florida state college or university library.

Find something you need at another library? Request it through UBorrow!  

How to Find a Book at SJR State

To find a book at the SJR State Library, search the Library Catalog.  

1. Type in a title, an author's name, or some keywords that describe the information you're looking for.

2. Select what type of search you want to do:

Keyword will search for your keywords anywhere they appear in a record.

Title will search for your keywords ONLY in the title field of a record.

Author will search for your keywords ONLY in the author's name field of a record.

Subject Heading will search for your keywords ONLY in the LC Subject Headings that were assigned to that record. Subject Headings are words or phrases that are consistently used in library catalogs worldwide to describe what an item is about. They do not always use the most popular words to describe things though, so if a Subject Heading search returns 0 results don't quit - do an Anywhere search instead. 

Series searches are tricky. Unless you already know what to do with one, don't use this option. 

ISBN searches are useful if you have the ISBN of a book for which you want an exact copy. ISBN searches will not find other editions of the same title, so only use it when you want the exact edition of a book. 

If you need further assistance, please contact a librarian at any SJR State campus.

How to find a DVD or Streaming Video

To find DVDs and streaming video (eVideo) at the SJR State Library, search the Library CatalogYou must be logged in to access streaming videos.    

1. Click the Media tab.

2. Type in a title, an actor's name, or some keywords that describe the information you're looking for.

3. Select what type of search you want to do:

Keyword will search for your keywords anywhere they appear in a record.

Title will search for your keywords ONLY in the title field of a record.

Author will search for your keywords ONLY in the author's name field of a record. Often, the director's name is provided here.

Subject Heading will search for your keywords ONLY in the LC Subject Headings that were assigned to that record. Subject Headings are words or phrases that are consistently used in library catalogs worldwide to describe what an item is about. They do not always use the most popular words to describe things though, so if a Subject Heading search returns 0 results don't quit - do an Anywhere search instead. 

Series searches are tricky. Unless you already know what to do with one, don't use this option. 

4. To access a streaming video, click the "Click here to view this eVideo. Access is restricted to valid borrowers." link and you will be taken to the video within the Films on Demand database. Valid borrowers include current SJR State students, faculty, and staff.

5. Videos in Kanopy are searched and accessed directly in the database. For more information, please view the Kanopy LibGuide

If you need further assistance, please contact a librarian at any SJR State campus.