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Library Guide for Students

This guide is for students who need guidance on accessing library resources at Moorpark College.

Using OneSearch to Find a Book

Finding a Book in the Library

Using One Search allows you to search for books, eBooks, articles, media and more.
1) Type your subject or title into the provided box. The initial search results include both print and electronic items. 

To find PRINT books in the library, click the Location link on the left side bar.

  • Books and other items (Books on CD and DVDs) that are in the Main Collection can be checked out for three weeks.
  • Books in the Reference Collection are for Library Use Only.
  • The Display Case may include circulating and non-circulating items. Check with the Reference Librarian for assistance.

Select Main Collection. Click on the title to retrieve the Call Number and the availability.

  • Note that some of the items are available in multiple versions, print and online.
  • Not available indicates the book may be checked out. 

screenshot for a search on obesity shows it is available in print and online

Write down the call number and find the two letter combination on the shelves (A-HT 2nd floor, HV-Z and Oversize 3rd floor):

book not available screenshot

Still can't find it? Come to the reference desk to ask the librarian for assistance. 


  1. Use OneSearch from the Library's homepage to enter in your topic into the search box. Go to the Library's homepage
  2. Use the filter on the left-hand side to select Resource Type and books. 
  3. Then, under the Availability filter, select Available online.
  4. Click on a title, and go to the section called View Online to click on the database link in blue.