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NMSU Library's new integrated discovery search tool

A New Book Search

Books & Ebooks

Searching for physical books in Primo is pretty similar to searching for anything else. At the start page, you can choose to search only books. Depending on your campus, you will have the opportunity to search only in your campus library or in "all campuses."

In the following example, I searched "Samuel Beckett" with the scope as "Books (Las Cruces Campus)."

You can also focus broad, "Everything" searches using the facets on the left side of the search interface. 

In the following, we searched "Faulkner" with the broadest possible scope. Then we went over to Resource Type (marked here with a blue box) and selected just "Books" to reduce what we were looking at.  

  • Physical books -- Go to "Availability" (orange box above) and select "Held by Library." These resources will be in the general collection, reference collection, special collection, and government documents, among other physical locations. 
  • Ebooks -- Similarly, choose "Available Online" to see if we have an eBook that you want. 

The system will let you know what filters you used under the "Active Filters" section, marked here with a green box. You can remove filters simply by clicking the X symbol or hitting "reset." 

Other Ebook holdings

Note: Many but not all eBooks are available through this interface. EBSCOhost Ebooks are not indexed in the Primo system because the companies do not share information with each other. Therefore, if you want to find other eBook options, follow this link: