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Library Orientation Tutorial: Unit 2.3: Books & eBooks

Locating Books & eBooks in OneSearch

Basic Search

When searching for Books and eBooks in OneSearch, you can search using keywords, or you can search for an author or a specific title. For example, a keyword search for "gardening" will bring up a list of articles, books, ebooks, etc. To limit the results to only books and ebooks, use the menu on the left-hand side and select Books/eBooks

Image shows search results in OneSearch and how to narrow by books / eBooks.

Advanced Search

For Advanced searching in OneSearch, select Advanced Search to the right of the search box. Here you can search for a specific author, title, subject, or ISBN number. The example below shows a search for "garden" with author "Colley." You can see that Colley's book, The Seed Garden, is the first result. 


Checking Due Dates & Renewing Books Online

To view due dates, request items, and renew books online from within OneSearch, select Sign In, above the search box, and log in using your Pellissippi User ID and password. Once you are logged in, select My Account. Note, you will need to be logged in to see your account, if you select My Account prior to logging in, your account information will not be displayed.

Image shows where to sign into your account from within OneSearch.

You can also view due dates, request items, and renew books online from the Library's  homepage. From the homepage, you have two options. Select "Services" from the menu along the top of the page, and then select "Renew Items," or select My Account located to the right of Services. These links will prompt you to login to your Library account. 

Image showing how to renew items from the home screen.


Enter your Pellissippi User ID and password. Do NOT include with your user ID.

Image of login screen.

My Account

Once signed in, select My Account to view your account. The items you have checked out will be displayed, and you can click Renew All or check the box next to the items you would like to renew, and select Renew Selected to renew online.

Image showing what the "my account" screen looks like.

If you have any questions about searching in OneSearch, accessing your account, or encounter login issuesAsk A Librarian.