To find books, simply search one of the Library's catalogs. There are two main options, depending on the depth of your research.
HELIN Library Catalog
The Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN) Catalog searches the main collection of material held at Wheaton. It also searches the majority of the Rhode Island academic libraries. Material found from these other libraries can be requested and will then be sent to Wheaton for you. You can search HELIN and Brown at the same time by using the InRhode Catalog. There is also a new Mobile HELIN interface for phones.
World Library Catalog
The World Library Catalog (WorldCat) allows you to search for Wheaton and HELIN material. In addition, it searches and you may request material from Brown University, and from thousands of other academic and public libraries worldwide. It also displays Google Books information, if a title is available in preview or fulltext from Google Books. WorldCat is especially useful for higher level research when you hope to find all material published on a specific topic, or when you are hunting for a specific book and no other will suffice. You can still use the old version of WorldCat, if you prefer.
In addition to print books, the Library also subscribes to collections of electronic books. These individual book titles can also be found in the HELIN Library Catalog, or you can search the whole collections directly to see what is specifically available electronically.
HELIN On-site Access and Borrowing
In addition to requesting books be sent to Wallace Library, Wheaton faculty and students also have the ability to access any of the HELIN Libraries directly, including Brown University, and to study there, use resources there, and to borrow material there directly, if they desire.