Library Catalogs & Books


Search for books and media from Shain and Greer Libraries as well as ebooks.  When searching select "ConnColl Books & Media"

CTW Consortium

Search the combined holdings of Trinity College, Wesleyan University and Connecticut College. To request items from Trinity and Wesleyan you must log in first.


Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Use this database to search for books outside the CTW catalog.

Schedule a Research Consultation

Schedule an appointment to meet with a librarian for one on one in-depth research assistance. Stop by the reference desk on the main floor of Shain Library or complete the online form to request an appointment.


Request Materials from other Libraries

If the book or journal article you need is not available from the Connecticut College libraries you may request it through the CTW consortium or Interlibrary Loan.  If you need assistance please contact the reference staff or check the FAQ page for more information.


Subject Guides

The following guides are intended to provide a brief overview of some of the resources available in the library and online for a given topic. If you need further research assistance, please stop by the Reference Desk or you may schedule a Research Consultation.

Librarians are available on a daily basis to provide assistance in the use of the library and its collections. Although they cannot do your research for you, they will be happy to help you get started on a research project and suggest the resources most appropriate for you. They will help you identify and find materials, whether books, journal articles, government publications or websites. 

Your questions are welcome in person at the Reference Desk or by chat, text or phone.

Hours of reference service are as follows when classes are in session:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm and 7:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Sunday, 1:00pm - 5:00pm and 7:00pm - 10:00pm

During the summer and winter break periods:

  •   Monday through Friday, 10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:00pm