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Quick Start to Using Walsh Library

Get an introduction to Walsh Library and let us help you research more efficiently!

How to Find Textbooks

Walsh Library does not usually have copies of course text books, but you can check our catalog and InterLibrary Loan for them. 


Screen shot of SHU Search box with eBooks and Books inside a green box


  • Start here: and choose the Book Request button in the middle of the page.
  • You will be prompted to enter your PirateNet credentials.
  • You will then see a PALCI logo at the top.  Enter the title of the book.  Search results will show you possible matches for the title.  Click Request book and you will get an email when we receive the book.

What Can Walsh Library Do For Me?

There are so many things we can help you with! This page is a quick introduction for anyone wanting to start using the library's resources and services. Please reach out to us if you have any questions at all.

Contact Us

Chat online with a librarian! Chat with us live during Research Help Hours by clicking the yellow chat icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Or, you can email:

Did you know there's a librarian to support every SHU academic subject? Find yours: Contact a Subject Librarian 

Book a Research Appointment

Book a Data Services Appointment

Librarians can help you:

  • Start your research and develop research skills
  • Develop your research question by helping you find background information
  • Identify which library databases and other research tools to use
  • Understand what scholarly / peer-reviewed sources are, and help you evaluate your sources
  • Locate citation guidelines and citation management tools

Studying at Walsh Library

           SHU Libraries book stacks          Need a study space?  We have group study rooms & silent floors

View All Study Spaces

Find, Borrow, Request: Using the Circulation Desk

If you're here at the library physically, feel free to visit our front desk, the Circulation Desk, on the 2nd floor of Walsh Library. You can ask for help here. Additionally, you can check out materials including books and OOMF battery bricks. You can also sign up to use a study room (you will need 2 people or more present), pick up your interlibrary loan books, or ask about how to use our Wellness Room or Prayer Room.

Email the Circulation Desk:

Call the Circulation Desk: 973-761-9435

Start Searching

Search for books, articles, and more! Use the SHU Search to locate ebooks, the call numbers, locations, and availability of print books, citations and full text of scholarly journal articles, magazine or newspaper articles, and other resources

All Research Guides

Research guides are created by our subject-specialist librarians to help you become familiar with the best databases and search techniques for each Seton Hall subject.

Databases A-Z And By Subject

You can find a specific database you're looking for (like JSTOR) or browse by subject if you're not certain which database to use.

Find Background Information to Start Your Research

Multidisciplinary Databases - Use these to search most topics

Improving Your Search Results

The following video tutorial will help you with basic techniques to improve your searches in SHU Search, library databases, and the library catalog. 

All Video Tutorials

Find more video tutorials on a variety of topics like how to search for eBooks, how to place an Interlibrary Loan, and how to search Credo Reference.