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Find Books & Get Them Quickly

To find books and get them most quickly, follow this order of searching:

  1. First, search in LeoPac, the Wilson Library's library catalog.
  2. If you don't find what you want, search in LINK+.  These books arrive in 2-3 days.
  3. If you have the title of the book and neither LeoPac nor LINK+ have it, place a request through ILLiad.  These books arrive in a week +. 

Get Books & Articles gives more information on getting library items most quickly.

Search for e-books

The best way to find ebooks is by searching in:


e-Book Collections Available @ Wilson LIbrary:

Tips for Book Searching

Strategies for searching for books in La Verne's LeoPac or in LINK+

  1. Not sure of where to start? Do a Keyword search for relevant terms or phrases (put the phrases in "quotation marks")
  2. Have a relevant book or article in hand? Use the bibliography to find other sources on the same topic
  3. Have the title of the book you want? Do a Title search

How to Search for Books

Search for Books and More

Start Here to Search for Books or E-books Available to You.

Type in a keyword, title, or author. When searching for titles you do not need to include "the", "a" or "an at the beginning of a title.

About LINK+

Search in LINK+

What is LINK+?

La Verne faculty, students and staff can use LINK+ to request a book not available at Wilson library but available at any of the 50+ participating libraries. The books are delivered to Wilson Library.  This is a free service.

What is the essential information I need to know?

  • You can see your LINK+ items and status in your library account. 
  • The checkout period is 21 days with one renewal for 21 days and no grace period.
  • Overdue fines for Link+ items is $1.00 per day.

About LINK+ gives more information about the LINK+ services and placing a request.


About LeoDelivers

Log in To ILLiad

What is ILLiad?

Request items the Wilson Library doesn't own for FREE!   ILLiad is our way to get you the information you want. It can be an article you find in the databases that we don't have full-text or a book you hear about on the radio or in a magazine. We do our best to find it for you, but sometimes it is not possible.

You need to create a personal ILLiad account.   The form asks for your email, address, and phone number. This provides the information in order to send your articles and books.   You will set up your own username and password. The librarians' strongly recommend for you to use your email username and password to help you remember your account information.