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OneSearch provides a simple way to search for books, eBooks, videos, articles, digital media, and more, all in one place. In the search box above, you will see a drop-down list of options for filtering your search. To find books, you have several options:

  • Library holdings only: This is the local holdings catalog. Our catalog includes physical items found on the shelves in the Tredway Library, as well as electronic items like eBooks and videos. This search also includes items in Special Collections and the Swenson Center. 
  • All I-Share Libraries: This searches for physical books and media from other academic libraries across Illinois. Many of these items can be requested for delivery to Tredway Library through a service called I-Share (eBooks, with some exceptions, are normally not available to request due to licensing restrictions).  
  • Tredway resources (Library holdings + Articles): This searches all of the library's physical and electronic resources (books, eBooks, videos, journal/magazine articles, and electronic references sources. This search also includes items in Special Collections and the Swenson Center.

Advanced Search

To perform an advanced search, click on the "advanced search" link located just below the OneSearch box above. You'll not only be able to select which collections to search in, you'll also see different fields you can enter your search terms in. You can also limit by material type, language, and publication date. 


Call Numbers

The physical collection materials are arranged by the Library of Congress call number system (also described in our handy LC Blue Sheet); materials available for check-out are primarily housed on the 1st and 3rd floors, but there are a few collections on the 2nd floor that can also be checked out. Call numbers staring with H-Z are housed on the first floor while call numbers starting with A-G are on the third floor, unless otherwise noted. Reference materials, housed on the second floor, will have similar call numbers, but will say they are in the reference collection on the catalog entry; reference materials are not available to be checked out and must be used in the library.


To locate an item's call number, search for the item in the OneSearch function. The call number will be listed in two places in the catalog entry:

  • At the top of the entry underneath the title and author information
  • Toward the bottom under the "Availability" section