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General Reference: Print & E-Books

Find & Request Physical GFU Library Materials: 1 min. 22 sec.

Find Physical Items in GFU Libraries

Find Print Books and Other Physical Items in the GFU Libraries 

To search for GFU print books, videos, and other physical items:

  • Add your search terms and click the gold Search button to run the search

GFU Library Primo Search

The initial Primo search returns physical items along with online materials.

To limit to physical items from GFU libraries, such as print books, DVDs and print journalslook at the left side of the search results under the Availability heading and click the link "Physical Items in GFU Libraries"

Next, narrow by Resource Type such as print books from the left sidebar by clicking the link to Print Books, DVD Videos, Journals, etc. 

A Primo Advanced Search allows for more nuanced searching, and limiting by material type, language, and more.                                                                                    Circulation Period: GFU books circulate to students for a four-week period, with up to two renewals. Most DVDs check out for one week.

Finding reference books

In order to limit your search to finding reference books at GFU libraries, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Primo's Advanced Search mode
  2. Execute a search 
  3. On the search results screen, scroll down to the "Physical Location" section in the left-hand column
  4. Select "Reference"

Physical Location facet in Primo


Search by Subject

Run Subject searches in Primo:

Browse by Call Number

Use call numbers to browse for print books in the library:

Subclass AE
AE1-(90) Encyclopedias by language
AG2-600 Dictionaries and other general references
AY10-2001 Yearbooks, Almanacs
AY10-29 Annuals
AY30-1730 Almanacs
AY2001 Directories