Thursday, May 27, 2010

Books, glorious books

eResources are great, providing instant access to the information you need, but what if you just want to read a book? A real one. Made of paper. One you can curl up in bed with? Well, WorldCat and ULA may be just what you’re looking for.

University Library Australia (ULA)
ULA allows students and staff members of Australian Universities to borrow in person from any interstate university library. If you don’t live close enough to one of the CSU campus libraries but live close to another university library, you can join up with them as a reciprocal borrower, which allows you to borrow from their collections. Likewise, students at other universities can join CSU Library as a reciprocal borrower - see our Reciprocal Borrowers page for more details.

WorldCat
Do you really want to access a book but don’t know where you can possibly borrow it from? Well, using WorldCat you can search the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Amazing WorldCat Facts
  • Number of items available worldwide: 1.5 billion
  • Number of libraries represented worldwide: 72,000
  • Number of holdings: 1,566,411,480Number of countries and territories with library holdings in WorldCat: 171
  • Number of languages and dialects represented: Over 470
Be sure to check out the WorldCat website to see all the neat tools they have to offer, such as widgets, mobile phone apps, a blog and more.

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