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College of the Atlantic - Thorndike Library

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Finding Books

Use these links to identify books helpful for your research needs.

Thorncat - Thorndike Library catalog:

  • Find print books in our library. Need help? Try these search tips.

    MaineCat - Maine's statewide catalog:

    • Find books in libraries throughout the state.

    WorldCat - Global catalog of books:

    • Find books in libraries throughout the world.

    Maine InfoNet Audiobooks & eBooks

    • Direct access to free audiobook downloads (Ask a Librarian for assistance)

    Browse the Library Shelves

    The library's books are arranged by subject using the Library of Congress call number system. The call number is located on the book spine.


    QK 1-989: Botany

    QK 640-707: Plant Anatomy
    QK 710-899: Plant Physiology



    S 1-S972: Agriculture

    S 590-599.9: Soil
    S 605.5: Organic Farming


    Books In Our Library

    Below is a selection of books in Thorndike Library that you may find useful.

    Want a Book that Isn't In Our Library?

    No problem - as long as you plan ahead. This is why we have an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

    • Why use ILL? Library staff will request your book for loan from other libraries.
    • How long does it take? For books we borrow from Maine libraries, it takes about 1 week. For books we borrow from libraries outside Maine, it takes about 10 days to 2 weeks.

    Suggest A Purchase

    Have you found a book you think the library should have?  We want to know.

    Suggest a Purchase