Collections & Resources

Find books and journals in the library catalog (Topcat)

Find an Article – How to look for an article in a database.

Databases – Connect to ATLAS  Full Text, CPLI and other theological and religion databases

Electronic Journals Listing – An A – Z list of periodical and journal titles to which the library has electronic access.



Class Reserves – Search by school, professor’s name, course title, number, or other ways.

Can’t find it at Sacred Heart or in SWITCH? Try searching WorldCat, the global library catalog. (Opens in a new window.) You may ask the staff to request a loan from another library.

If you have a question, just Ask a Librarian –, or by phone at 414-858-4995.  Library staff are available to help you on weekdays, from 8:00am – 4:30pm.  We can assist with simple questions, or consultation on advanced research.

How do I get a library card?  You will need to register with a library staff member during regular office hours (weekdays, 8:00am – 4:30pm; we are closed for lunch from noon – 1:00 ).  Please have a driver’s license or other form of identification available.  There is no charge for a community borrower card or borrowing materials from other SWITCH libraries.

The borrowing period for books is 28 days, with one renewal.  Audio-visual material loan periods will vary according to the policies of the SWITCH library.  You are responsible for any fines for overdue items.

Search for a book – You may search for a book in the library catalog by keyword, author, title, subject, ISBN, and other ways.  To get the call number, simply click on the title.  If Sacred Heart owns an item, you will see us listed in green in the list of holding libraries.  If Sacred Heart does not own the item, you may request it by clicking on “Place hold”, in the box to the right of the screen.

Search for a CD or DVD – You may search for a CD or DVD in the library catalog by keyword, author, title, or subject.  When you click on the title, the location is listed under “Home Library”.  These items can be checked out in the same way as library books.

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