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EDSP 3107 Exceptionality in the Classroom: Find Books

Call Numbers

Spine Labels with Library of Congress numers

Library of Congress Classification system

Not sure what the call letters mean when doing a catalog search? Click on the Library of Congress Classfication image below to access the free website.

Library of Congress Classification

Text Instruction on How to Find Books in Primo

Click on the Login (for full search results) link and use your Banner credentials.   

Seach box

Click on the ADVANCED SEARCH link. Type a few unique keywords from your list into the search boxes. For example, try Vygotsky and hit enter

Advanced search link


On the results page, use the drop down menu next to the SPU Library+Summit verbiage to look for items just in the SPU library.

  • Refine your results
  • On the right, under Refine my results, you can modify the search options.
  • Click on any title that has the green text Available at to find more information about the item. Make sure you write down the call number.
  • If an item is available online, there will be green verbiage (Online access) that indicates this. Click on the title to find the online link to the eBook.

‚ÄčTo request a book from a Summit school, indicated by orange verbiage that says, Check holdings below the title of the book, click on the hyperlinked title.


Click on the Place Summit request (about 5 days) link.

Click on the Request link.

You will receive an email from when you items arrives in the SPU library. You can pick the item up at the Front Desk.

VIDEO Finding Books Using Primo, the Library's Search Engine @ 6 minutes

Learning Outcomes: by the end of this screencast, you will know how to:

  • use Primo, the library's search engine, to find books
  • how to refine your results in Primo
  • request books from the Summit catalog, consortium of colleges and universities in the Pacific Northwest