BooksThomas Library houses approximately 430,000 volumes. To search the Library's collection, use our web based catalog at http://ezra.wittenberg.edu. You can search by author, title, keyword, call number, etc. Once you find a book in which you are interested, you can click on the title to see where it is located and if it is available for checkout. Most of the Library's books are located on the third floor of the main library.
Electronic Books (eBooks)Thomas Library has access to over 60,000 electronic books. All of our online books are cataloged in EZRA and can be read on any device that has a web browser. If you are on the campus network, you should not have to do anything special in order to access them. If you are outside of campus network, you will need to enter your name and barcode number in order to have access to the text of the book.
PeriodicalsWittenberg University has access to over 30,000 periodicals in print and electronic formats. A searchable list of all our periodical titles is available at http://www6.wittenberg.edu/lib/research/ejournals/. This will allow you to see what format and which dates are available for a particular journal title. If you need articles from journals that are not available at Wittenberg, please see the information on Inter-Library Loan.
Periodicals in Storage Some of our older and discontinued periodicals are held in Storage. If you need to use a periodical that is in Storage, please fill out a Retrieval Request form, available online and at the Circulation and Reference Desks. Turn in paper forms at the Circulation Desk. Stored periodicals are pulled every weekday by 10 a.m.
Audio Visual MaterialsYou can search for audio visual materials in EZRA. Simply go to EZRA and click on the Audio-Visuals button. You can limit your search to LP, CD, Cassette, VHS, DVD, or 16 mm film. These materials are located in the Audio Visual Services Department. LPs, CDs, and cassettes are in open stacks. VHS tapes, DVDs, and films are located in closed stacks. Please ask at the Audio Visual Services Desk for access to these materials.
To browse a specific type of audio visual material
To see a list of all the videos owned by Thomas Library, go to EZRA and click on CALL#. Scroll down to find the search box for OTHER CALL NUMBER. Type in VHS. This will give you a list of all our videos. Similarly, typing DVD in the search box will retrieve a list of all the digital video discs, LP will find all the albums, and CD will find all the compact discs.