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Search for Books in the Library

Roger Catalog bannerRoger is the UC San Diego Library catalog that helps you locate print and electronic books on campus.  The catalog also contains periodicals, film, music, maps and all other materials collected by the library.

Search the Catalog

The catalog default search is a basic keyword search- great when you are starting out your search for books on a new topic. You may also search by Title, Author, and General Subjects.  To limit your search to books in print, select the Books format above the search bar.  If you are interested in e-Books, select the Electronic Materials format above the search bar.

Watch the Catalog Tutorial.

Library Account

You will need to create a Library account if you want to do any of the following:

  • View your checked-out items and their due dates.
  • Renew, hold, or recall items (if applicable).
  • Request checked-out books in Roger and have them held for you at a Library Self-Service Hold Shelf.
  • See if an item you have requested has arrived.
  • Save custom searches and have the results emailed to you.
  • Review your mailing address for accuracy.

You can create a Library Account here.

If you need more information about your Library Account, you can find that here.