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COVID-19 Information

Books & eBooks

  Article and other databases will be unavailable for up to 12 hours Saturday - Sunday (5/21-5/22) as Hamline updates its network infrastructure. See the "System Status" on our Hamline Central Service Desk Portal for updates (after you sign in).

Grab a book (or several) off the shelves

Bush Memorial Library book stacks are open for current Hamline  student, faculty and staff browsing. We require you keep your mask on and ask that you wash or sanitize your hands before browsing. Please don't reshelve items, instead set them on a bookcart so we can keep more accurate usage statistics. 

HamCAT is Bush Memorial Library's online catalog that includes books, ebooks, and much more.



Electronic (Digital) Books

Browse databases containing ebook content:

  See some of our newest books in HamCAT.



Libby is your perfect reading companion
   Listen on your phone or tablet.
   Change playback speed or set a sleep timer for audiobooks.
   Questions?  Contact U.S. based Libby Support.Opens a new browser tab

To get started, download the free Libby app to your phone or tablet  or visit a new browser tab

Borrow audiobooks from Hamline University Library

Finding Electronic (Digital) Books Online Youtube Video

How to Download Ebooks from ProQuest Ebook Central

Print Books (physical/paper)

The main print book collection is found on the 3rd floor of Bush Memorial Library and is organized according to the Library of Congress (LC) systemopens in a new tab. All books, except for reference or rare items, are available for checkout.

Other print books available at Bush Library: 

Borrow & Renew

details about circulation and how to obtain library items whether hear, near or far


If you are a regular off campus student, primarily attending Hamline classes online from within Minnesota, use MNLinkopens in a different browser tab to request Interlibrary Loan (ILL) books via your local public library. 

OCLC WorldcatUse Hamline's free WorldCat to find books beyond Hamline and our MnPALS partner libraries.

From within WorldCat, use the link(s) "Check for Electronic Resources" to submit Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) requests to Bush Library.

Recommend we purchase a book or other item

Have you repeatedly needed to request the same book through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

If so, suggest a purchase for the Bush Library collection Google Form,  Hamline sign in required