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Syracuse University Libraries

International Students' Guide: Find Books

A resource guide to the Syracuse University Libraries for international students.

Getting Started

Starting your research?  Not sure where to begin?  Check out these online guides for some general tips, from forming your research topic to finding resources with more information on it:

Find Books at SU

Search for books, maps, music, videos, and other items using our Libraries' catalog!  Just enter some keywords (such as the title, author, subject, etc.) of the item you want to find. Or you can use the search box below:
For help obtaining a book we own, you can also call our Helpline Service!  If you are in Bird Library and are unable find it on the shelf, call the Helpline Service at 315-416-7047 and a staff member will come out to assist you.


Find Books Not at SU

For help obtaining a book we do not own, we can borrow it for you from another library for free using ILLiad, our interlibrary loan system.  If you don't have an account, go to ILLiad, follow the link for "First Time Users" and fill in the form to create a new account.  You can then start using ILLiad to request the book you need.  For more information, you can also contact our Interlibrary Loan department at 315-443-3725 or

Ask Us!

You can also contact the SU Libraries in a variety of ways, including in person at our service desks or via:

SMS (Text) icon Text: 315-464-0744

Instant Message (IM) icon Chat: Select the "Chat" link on our website.

Phone icon Phone: 315-443-4083

E-mail icon E-mail: