Search the Catalog for Books and More

Our catalog includes all holdings owned by the library, including:

  • Physical library books
  • E-books
  • Blu-ray, DVD, and other video
  • CDs and other audio

Search UH Libraries catalogs

Search each library catalog directly:

Search all UH System catalogs at once

By default, our search engine searches the 3 largest UH system universities: UH, UH-Clear Lake, and UH-Downtown.

  1. Use library search with keywords, titles, author names, and more
  2. A list of search results will load
  3. Locate the left-hand drop-down menu on the search bar
  4. Select “Library Catalog” from the options
  5. Select the magnifying glass to search again
  6. A list of only catalog results will load
  7. These results are for the catalogs of UH, UH-Clear Lake, and UH-Downtown

How to filter these 3 universities separately

Search for books and e-books

Catalogs usually include non-book items, like DVDs or CDs

To limit your results to just books, both physical and digital:

  1. Use library search with keywords, titles, author names, and more
  2. A list of search results will load
  3. Locate the Resource Type filter to the left of the results
  4. If there are physical books in your search results, “Books” will appear as an option within that filter. Select “Books”
  5. Your results will filter to only include books, both physical and digital

Follow these same steps to filter any other resource type (e-books, dissertations, videos, etc.).

Limit search to physical books

To limit your results to physical books held in a library:

  1. Use library search with keywords, titles, author names, and more
  2. A list of search results will load
  3. Locate the Availability filter to the left of the results
  4. If there are physical books in your search results, “Held by library” will appear as an option within that filter. Select “Held by the Library”
  5. Your results will filter to only include physical books

Limit search to e-books

To limit your results to digital e-books:

  1. Use library search with keywords, titles, author names, and more
  2. A list of search results will load
  3. Locate the Availability filter to the left of the results
  4. If there are e-books in your search results, “Available online” will appear as an option within that filter. Select “Available online”
  5. Your results will filter to only include digital e-books