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Library Catalogs and Book Sellers

Use the Beck Library catalog to search for books and other resources like DVDs, videos, or CDs at the BC3 Beck Library.  In addition to Beck Library's Catalog, there are many more library catalogs available online. Listed below are regional, national, and international library catalogs. Additionally, links to online book sellers are provided.

Ask A Librarian

If you are unsure of which catalog to use or cannot find the answers to your questions, then consider using BC3's Ask A Librarian web feature.

BC3 Beck Library

Beck Library Catalog

eBook Collection

Collection of several thousand ebooks available through the EBSCOhost service.  Off-campus users should access this collection through the BC3 portal ( or login using the 14-digit barcode number on your BC3 student ID or library card.


Regional Catalogs

Access Pennsylvania

A project of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, this database includes the holdings of over 2,000 school, public, academic and special libraries in Pennsylvania.

Butler Area Public Library

Butler County Federated Library System (access all public libraries in Butler County)

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Cranberry Public Library

New Castle Public Library

Slippery Rock University, Bailey Library Catalog

When searching the Slippery Rock University catalog, you may also search any or all of the other 14 state universities in Pennsylvania by clicking on the "simultaneous search" button and selecting universities from the list provided.

University of Pittsburgh Libraries Catalog

Public Libraries in Pennsylvania

Academic Libraries in Pennsylvania

National and International Catalogs


Library of Congress


World-wide links to library catalogs on the web.

A List of US an Foreign Libraries on the Web

Book Sellers

Online bookstore that includes book summaries and reviews.

Barnes & Noble

Online bookstore that includes book summaries and reviews.


Offers access to thousands of independent sellers. Resource for used, new and hard to find books.


Do You Need Help?

If you cannot find what you are looking for, or have specific questions, then consider using BC3's Ask A Librarian web feature.

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