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Search our new Library Catalog to see what books, dvds, and other items are available in the library.


Questia has access to over 15,000 books and articles that you can search for, read, highlight and save to virtual bookshelves. Questia is great for research in all disciplines.  To start searching, email Sarah the Librarian to get your personalized username and password.

Open Library is an online collection of digitized books. Books that are no longer protected by copyright (in the public domain) can be read and downloaded to ereaders. Create your own account to borrow other digital books.

Checking Out Books and library Materials

There are three ways you can check out a book:

  1. Use the self checkout machine near the library office. You must have your school ID to use this option.
  2. Have Sarah the Librarian check it out for you in her office.
  3. Email Sarah the Librarian with the title of the book you have checked out.

Recommend Books

If there is a book you’d like to borrow that the our library does not have, simply email Sarah the Librarian to make a book request!



The Herbst Library is open M-F from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach the librarian at:

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