LIBRARY CATALOGS AND WEBSITES
We've highlighted a number of catalogs and websites of other libraries you might find helpful when tracking down books and other resources. Remember that the library participates in the Interlibrary Loan service. If you find a title of particular interest, make a note of the author, title, publisher, and copyright. Then ask the library if it is possible to try to obtain the item from another library. Generally there is no fee for this service; however, some restrictions may apply depending on the subject or copyright date of the publication.
Click here to go to the HALAN web page where you can choose to search the Online Public Access Catalogs or visit the website for any of the following member libraries:
- Beaumont Public Library
- Access information about services and materials offered by the Beaumont Public Library
- Library of Congress
- This site provides not only access to LC's online catalog, but also: electronic exhibits; "The American Memory Project;" descriptions of Americana collections arranged by region, subject, and chronology; Federal Research Division country studies; THOMAS www legislative system; indexes to Internet resources; and much more.
- Smithsonian Institution Libraries
- Search through more than 1.2 million books, 10,000 archival records and 300,000 entries in the library's art inventory.
- IPL2 -- Internet Public Library
- Sponsored by the University of Michigan this is a library that exists only on the Internet. It includes sections for students and younger children, as well as a "reading room" full of online periodicals.
- Rice University's Fondren Library
- While some sites are for Rice University students only, there are still sites that can be accessed by the public. For instance, there are links to electronic versions of classic texts.
- Lamar University
- Search the web page and library catalog for Lamar University's library.