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This guide offers starting points for your research. All e-resources are available to you online when you're signed in to Brown's network.

Start here

Welcome! Here are some items we'll explore below:

  1. Find books with BruKnow
  2. Request books with BorrowDirect and ILL

Finding Books in BruKnow

You can search for books directly from the library home page. There is a selection button to search all books, which will look for physical and electronic versions, or for just ebooks.You can also search without making a selection, and narrow by format on the search results page.

bruknow search box with radio button for ebooks and physical books highlightedThe Library ebooks collections page includes information about the many ebook collections available to you through the Library. It also includes information on downloading, which can be tricky because the process varies among different platforms and publishers.

Borrowing books from other institutions

Can't find a book via BruKnow? You still have a number of options!