New students

New to CEU or want a refresher? Quick start guide

Want a quick overview of our services?

Learn the basics about the CEU Library in under 3 minutes by watching this video.


Looking for a specific electronic or print book?

Check our catalog and the e-journals and e-books tab.

Search the catalog



Looking for e-journals or e-books?

Use the E-Journals and E-books tab. See our E-Books Guide for some helpful tips.



Looking for a particular database?

Use Databases A-Z to browse by subject or type. See also our Database Search Tips.



Looking for Library materials on a research topic or a specific known item?

Use Global Search” and search most of our library resources in one step. You can find articles, books, films, and more.

TutorialsUsing Global Search and  Creating a Search Strategy.

Global search



How do I access electronic resources from off-campus?

Enable Off-Campus Access after installing the Cisco AnyConnect app to use the CEU Virtual Private Network (VPN). This will allow you to connect as if you are on-campus.

E-journals, e-books and databases are available for current CEU students, faculty, and staff from off-campus.



How do I see if a print book is available in the Library?

Check the location as you might need to request it from another site.

If the book is at your location use the self-checkout machine or get assistance at the Information Desk.



Need an item from the Closed Stacks or that is checked out to someone?

Click on the request button to retrieve the item.


Need to keep a book longer?

Renew your book from “Your Account”. Please note that items that have been recalled by another person cannot be renewed.

Your account



Not finding a book or a journal you need?

Use our Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Service to get access to books, articles, and other documents not available at the CEU Library. To request an item, please choose the appropriate form on the Interlibrary Loan page.


Are there copy services in the Library?

Scanning, copying, and printing facilities and the following services are available in the Library:

  • scanning is freely available for everyone (and it saves paper!)
  • black & white and color printing
  • black & white and color photocopying
  • printing from your laptop.

Learn about using your quota and more on our Scanning & Copying page.



Tutorials: Learn to search effectively, cite correctly, and more.


Off-campus access

Enable Off-Campus Access by installing the Cisco AnyConnect app for CEU’s VPN.


Contact us with questions,

Or schedule a library training or orientation (in-person or virtual).