How to Find Books in the JKM Library


two new books behind held up in one hand

Summer Reading 2022 picks, “Crying in H Mart” and “Project Hail Mary”

October is National Book Month! The JKM Library has thousands of best sellers and fun reading for you to enjoy along side our academic and research focused resources. You can check out any book using your Chatham ID as a library card, and you can keep them for the entire semester. For more borrowing policies, check our “Borrowing Policies” page on our website.

There are multiple ways you can go about finding the perfect book in the JKM Library:

  1. Ask the Reference Librarian. The Reference Librarian can be found at the main desk to the left when you walk into the library building, or you can email them at If you aren’t sure where a particular book is, or if you’d like a book recommendation, the Reference Librarian is always happy to help!
  2. Browse our in-library book displays. The first floor of the library building has multiple themed displays that feature books and films that you are welcome to check out at any time! These displays are to the right when you enter the building, around the comfortable seating.
  3. Browse the bookshelves in the library. Use this handy reference sheet to locate specific genres in our collection, and enjoy browsing until a title grabs your attention.
  4. Watch our how-to videos on how to search for books in our catalog. We have a few quick videos that may be helpful to you as you try locating books in our collection through our catalog on our website:
    1. Browsing JKM Library Catalog Online
    2. Finding Books in the Library Catalog (discusses keywords and how to locate the book in the building)
    3. Placing Holds on Library Items
  5. We have over one million ebooks! For those of you who can’t visit us in person, you can still browse and checkout ebooks through our website. We have everything from biographies to poetry, academic titles to best sellers. Select the “ebooks” tab in our main search box on the homepage and search away.

We hope you can find a book that delights you in our collection, but if we don’t have what you’re looking for, ask us about EZBorrow! Happy reading!

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