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For assistance, please contact:


Asst. Libr.

Sister Mary Esther, O.P.


615-297-7545 x435

Using Aquinas Library’s Catalog Search

Do a simple search on the Library home page or click on the Aquinas/WorldCat tab for advanced searching.

Aquinas's WorldCat Interface, both simple search and advanced, searches 16,000+ other libraries besides Aquinas, and simultaneously searches Aquinas Library's digital databases.

The large search bar on the Aquinas Library home page defaults to search the titles of all book, ebook, and journal holdings--even the article titles of our ejournals.  We recommend going to the Advance Search page to choose subject specific databases to search as well.

After you type in your search terms and hit search, Aquinas Library’s holdings are listed first on the results page.  You may change this by choosing another way results are "Sorted by" in the drop-down menu on the right.  You may also filter results with many filter options on the left, and even expand the results by choosing "Libraries Worldwide" to find books and articles from other libraries.


Advanced Search

Aquinas’s WorldCat Discovery can search multiple database along with your catalog search. 

Databases are grouped by subject area on the right-hand side.  Choose the databases you want, for example “Educational Databases,” and click the “Save Changes” button.


Filter Results ahead of time:

You may “Limit your search” by choosing a date range or type of resource (book format, article, etc.).


Sign in and manage your checkouts:

Sign in with your ID# (the number on the back of your Aquinas ID card, under the barcode).  If you do not have a password, please contact  a librarian who will then email a link to create a password.

Once you have signed in, click on the "My Account" option of the dropdown menu by your name. There you can see a list of all your checkouts if you have any.  

If you want to renew a book, click the Renew button, and if your item can be renewed, a new due date should appear.

You can also check on the status of any interlibrary loans you have requested, by looking at the Holds tab in your account.



Aquinas Library Visitor Policy


Aquinas Library is an academic library which serves the mission of Aquinas College.  As part of the Dominican Campus and the community of higher education, Aquinas Library is pleased to serve other Dominican Campus employees and other local colleges and universities. 

Since Aquinas Library is the only Catholic library in Middle Tennessee, it is also pleased to loan resources to local guest patrons, non-affiliated with the Dominican Campus or other institutions of higher learning.  Guests are asked to sign a guest book at the Circulation Desk and fill out a registration form for first-time use.

Access to the library facilities is at the discretion of the Head Librarian.


Aquinas Library, as part of an institution of higher education, is not able to provide services to minors.  Children of current Aquinas College students, or those under their responsibility, may only come to the library accompanied by a responsible adult.  

Here are some online resources for information on correct grammar in certain instances (e.g. commas in a series)

Basic Catalog Search Instructions

How to sort results and more!

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4210 Harding Pike

Nashville, TN 37205

Phone: 615-297-7545 ext.435

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