To find books, e-books, movies, music and more, search the library catalog. Choose the type of search you want to do and type in your search keyword(s). Use the additional search options link to access advanced search options, such as limiting by format, type, location, and publication year.

Newspaper, Periodical, & Reference Databases

To find articles, search the library’s online databases, which cover a variety of subject areas. Many databases provide full-text access to articles, as well as images, documents, and other information. Select from this menu to see databases listed by subject.

Search journals by title or ISSN:

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To find resources to help you with research, search the library’s collection of online research guides, or LibGuides. LibGuides are multimedia guides created by LVC librarians to provide research assistance, library instruction, subject or class specific information. Type in your search keyword(s) or browse a list of research guides by topic or subject area.

Easily discover all types of Bishop Library resources with Summon. Search for books & e-books, movies, music, articles, and more from the library catalog and a majority of the databases and journals. Use the advanced search for more options.

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During summer 2016, Bishop Library underwent a dramatic renovation thanks to a generous gift from the Bishop Foundation. The reimagined space includes a greater number of collaborative group study spaces equipped with digital technology and wall surfaces for sharing and generating ideas, among other innovative changes.

Regular Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-Midnight
Friday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday Noon-Midnight


Finals and Reading Days Hours

Thursday, May 4 7:30 a.m.–Midnight
Friday, May 5 7:30 a.m.–Midnight
Saturday, May 6 8  a.m.–Midnight
Sunday, May 7 8 a.m.–Midnight
Monday, May 8 7:30 a.m.–Midnight
Tuesday, May 9 7:30 a.m.–Midnight
Wednesday, May 10 7:30 a.m.–Midnight


End of the Semester Hours

Thursday–Friday, May 11–12 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday–Sunday, May 13–14 CLOSED


Summer hours begin Monday, May 15, 2017.