Western Libraries

Medieval Studies

E-Books and Print Books

Western Libraries collects e-books and print books. You can find e-books and print books the same way, through Western's Library Catalogue (OMNI). You can search by a known title, author, keyword, or subject. For an overview of how to use the library catalogue, see OMNI – Academic Search Tool

When you find an e-book in the Library Catalogue (OMNI), there will be a link to access the title. Once at the provider's site, you will be able to read the book in your browser. If you have trouble accessing e-books, or if you would like to learn more about them, visit E-Books at Western Libraries

When you find a print book in the Library Catalogue, its record will have a Call Number, as well as the library location which holds the title, so you can find it. If you have trouble locating the book, speak with a library staff member at the service desk and they will help you locate it. 

Google Books

Google Books is a great way to perform a preliminary search for books before turning to the library website. If a book is out of copyright, or if a publisher has given Google permission, you will be able to see a preview and determine its usefulness to your research. In certain cases, you will have access to chapters of books, or even entire books, as downloadable PDF files.  

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary Loan requests are placed in Omni. To place a request, select "Get It From Another Library" from an item record in the search results or use the blank request form. For more information, see How do I use Interlibrary Loans?