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ENSL 321/421 - Warren: How do I find books?

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Directions on finding textbooks, books & E-Books!

Click the tabs below to locate three sets of instructions to get you started finding books with the tool OneSearch.

Course Reserves

OneSearch's search box. Dropdown menu open and Course Reserves options clicked.


Many textbooks are kept at the library for students to borrow. Use the search box to search for textbooks. Switch the dropdown menu to "Course Reserves". Search by:

  • Instructor's Name
  • Class Name
  • Book Title

If your textbook is in the library, call (831) 646-4095, email, or visit either the main library or Marina Campus to find out how long an item can be borrowed.

  • Type a word into the search box above and press "SEARCH".
  • A new tab will open with a search results page. From there, a list of results is located in the middle of the page
  • Available At: Physical items such as books will indicate a location and a call number after the words "Available at...". The call number is the letter and number combination in parentheses and it helps you find the book on the shelf. Write down the call number.
  • Access Online: Electronic articles and e-books are accessible by clicking on "Available Online". If off campus, you will be prompted to log in using your Lobos Apps information. 

Screen shot of two library items found in One Search. Two Circles around the location to find the items. One available online and the other through the Main Stacks of the library.


  • After clicking "Search", refine your results to just e-books on the left-hand side.
  • Under "Limit To", click on "Online Resources" to get results that can be accessed full text online.
  • Under "Type of Resource", click on "books".

  Screenshot of online resources selected     Screenshot of book filter selected


When you find an e-book, click on "Available Online" to see the full record.  You will need to log in using your MPC Lobos Apps username and password.

Screenshot of the search results. Focus on an ebook record and an arrow pointing at the words Available Online.