Use SouthernSearch to locate information in our library. SouthernSearch provides simple, one-stop searching for books and e-books, videos, articles, digital media, and more.
Enter your search terms in the search box provided and click on Search. The default is to search "Everything at SCSU." You can click on the down arrow next to "Everything at SCSU" for other choices such as SCSU Catalog and Collections, Articles and e-books, Course Reserves, and CT State Colleges and Universities.
When searching by keyword use "and" to combine your search terms for more precise results.
You can combine as many terms as you wish using "and" but the more terms you use the fewer results you will get.
Use Advanced Search for more search options to limit or focus your search.
Select "subject" search in the search filters and enter the relevant search terms below to find books on your topic.
To request a book from another library in the CSCU consortium, you must search the CSCU consortium by selecting "CT State Colleges and Universities" from the pull-down menu in the search box as the default is to search "Everything at SCSU". Enter your search terms and execute your search. Once the results list appears, you need to sign in to your library account to see which library has the book. You will see the name of the library that has the book and "available" if the book is available to be loaned. Click on "available" and you will see more information about the book and option to "request" the book. Click on "Request". Check to see that the pick-up institution is Southern Connecticut State University and the library is Hilton C. Library. Click on request to complete the transaction. You will be notified by email when the book is here and you can pick up your book at the Check-out Desk.
Click on floorplan to see where materials are shelved on each floor of the library. Reference books are shelved on the first floor of Buley Library. Circulating books with call numbers A- PL are shelved on the second floor; PM -Z are shelved on the third floor. Newspapers and journals in print, microfilm or microfiche are on the ground floor.
A Book Scanner is available on the ground floor. Users can scan to their flash drive for free. You cannot print from the book scanner. There are 4 IT printers on the main floor that allow you to scan, copy and print. Two are located in the front lobby; one is located at the IT Help desk and the third is near the reference stacks. Scanning is free but printing is 5 cents for single side black and white and 8 cents for double-side. Color printing is 25 cents for single side and 40 cents for double side.
Hoot Loot card holders can add to their account from the Card Value Center in Buley Library which is located opposite the Check-out counter on the main floor.