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English 201A: English Composition (Farrell): Cuesta Library Search

Course guide for Tim Farrell's ENGL 201A class, which focuses on the Great Gatsby assignment.

Exploring FirstSearch

FirstSearch is the library's online catalog that makes it easy to find books, journal and magazine articles, eBooks, videos and even streaming media from a single search box, with one list of results and options for refining them.

Go to the Library icon on myCuesta or the Library home page, type in any keyword or phrase and choose the Search icon or Enter key on your keyboard. For best results, do not change the default library that is checked (Libraries Worldwide).

Search for articles, books and more...

Requesting books and articles from other libraries

ILL Request Step 1: From the Cuesta Library Home Screen, Enter your search in the FirstSearch box.

ILL Request Step 2

ILL Request Step 2: At this point, sign-in to the web page as found in the upper right hand corner of the page. Note that the item is "Held by other libraries worldwide" so it is a candidate for ILL. To proceed, click the title of the item.

ILL Request Step 3

ILL Request Step 3: Click on the Blue "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button. If this button does not appear, then the item is not available for loan.

ILL Request Step 4

ILL Request Step 4: At this point, you may be asked to sign in again.

ILL Request Step 5

ILL Request Step 5: You have now reached the Interlibrary Loan Request Form. Scroll down to fill out the form.

ILL Request Step 6

ILL Request Step 6: On the form, the pink-shaded questions must be completed. On the "Service Type" tab, select either "Book/Media-Loan" or "Article-Copy". Select from the "Pickup Location" tab, even if the item will be delivered as an emailed copy.

ILL Request Step 7

ILL Request Step 7: On the lower half of the Request Form, be sure to include your "Banner or Library Id." This is your student "900" number. Also be sure to enter an email address that you check regularly.

ILL Request Step 8

ILL Request Step 8: After successfully filling out the form, press the "Submit" button. Email updates on your request will appear via the email you provided. Congratulations. You have submitted an Interlibrary Loan request!

Books to Check out From Cuesta Library; email to arrange pick up time

Email Cuesta Library to check out & pick up these books: