Student Information Guide: Collections

In this section, find information about:

How to Search the Library's Collections

The Corette Library's Catalog (Saints Search) allows searching for journal articles, print books, electronic books, and DVDs by keyword, author, title, or subject.

Saints Search is accessible anywhere with an Internet connection from the library website.

Two dedicated catalog computers are available in the library: one on the upper level near the Information Desk, and one on the lower level in the Stacks (where the books are shelved).

You may search the library's electronic and print collections using the Sains Search bar located at the top of the library webpage.  Several options are available for more specific searching.

The library subscribes to collections of electronic material called "databases". Most of the content of our databases can be searched using Saints Search. However, there are situations in which you may prefer to search the contents of a single database (for example the CINAHL database for nursing students). To search for a particular database by name or subject, use the databases A-Z page.

Off-Campus Access

All of the library's electronic resources are available to you off-campus 24/7 using Carroll's single sign-on with Okta.

For help using Okta, see the Carroll website.  

If you have any trouble using library resources off-campus, please contact library staff.

Borrowing Library Materials

Electronic items are available 24/7 through Saints Search and do not need to be borrowed.

Print books and other physical materials can be checked out using your Carroll ID at our front desk. Find out more here...

Print Library Collections

The Corette Library includes the following physical materials:

  • Print books (can be checked out; found on the lower level)
  • Circulating films, DVD and Blu-ray (can be checked out; found on the upper level)
  • Print reference works (can not be checked out; found on the upper level)
  • Limited print periodicals (can not be checked out; found on the lower level)
  • Carroll College Honors theses (can be checked out; found on the lower level in the Carroll History Room)
  • Course reserve material (may or may not be checked out, depending on what your instructor has requested; held behind the front desk on the upper level)
  • Archive and special collection (can not be checked out; supervised use only; located on the lower level)

Except for the Archive and Special Collection, items are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification System.

Electronic Collections

The Corette Library maintains a robust collection of electronic material including online access to:

  • eBook collections
  • electronic journals
  • databases
  • abstract and index services
  • electronic reference material
  • streaming media
  • digitized local material (Carroll College theses, yearbooks, and The Prospector)

Links to specific databases are available through the databases A-Z list.

Technology Equipment

Most of the college's technology equipment is loaned out by the Campus Computing & Information Technology (CCIT) department, located in the lobby of St. Charles.

TRAILS Consortium

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Carroll College is part of the TRAILS consortium and shares a common catalog interface with twenty-four Montana academic libraries. We prioritize interlibrary loans coming from each other's institutions and share the costs for many of our electronic subscriptions.