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Mat-Su College: Refrigeration and Heating

A guide for students taking Refrigeration and Heating courses at Mat-Su College.

Why bother with books?

The library has books on refrigeration and heating subjects. Here are just a few from the last couple of years that our library owns:

  • Combined heat and power design guide (2015)
  • Geothermal heating and cooling : design of ground-source heat pump systems (2014)
  • ASHRAE greenguide : design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings (2013)

These are just some of our newer print books. Many new books are available through the library as eBooks.

Where the books are

The library's refrigeration and Heating books in two places.

Most are in the general collection on the second floor. You can check these out for four weeks.

Some refrigeration and heating books, such as books on standards, are in the reference room. The reference room is the small room next to the checkout desk on the first floor. You can't check out these reference books.

The library organizes books by by subject. Letters and numbers on a sticker on a book's spine say what the book is about. You don't need to know how the library assigns these letters and numbers. But you should know that each subject has its own area. Refrigeration and heating books are in the TH and TP sections.

Using the library catalog to find physical items

Start by getting to the Mat-Su College Library webpage. You can do this by clicking the "Library" link at the top of any Mat-Su College page:

Library link at top of Mat-Su College homepage

Next, enter your search terms in the "Just Mat-Su" search box:

Screenshot of the Mat-Su College Library with the Just Mat-Su search box highlighted

Press enter. In the search results page you will see books, CDs, movies, and the like:

Screenshot of library catalog search results page, showing books

To find a physical item, locate it using its call number (listed underneath the Call # heading). If you're not familiar with how call numbers are used to arrange items in the library, ask a librarian to help you find the item you want!

You can limit your search results to a certain type of item -- say, movies or video games or CDs -- just by clicking the appropriate checkboxes (e.g., "DVD") and then clicking "Include":

If no local library has your book...

If the "Search just the Mat-Su College Library" search box can't find your book, even after you chose to search all libraries, don't give up!

Through our Interlibrary Loan service we can request a copy of any book. This service is free, fast, and greatly expands the amount of material you have access to.

To request an book or article that you can't find through the library, just click the Interlibrary Loan button on the library website: 

Screenshot showing location of Interlibrary Loan link on college webiste

Now just fill out the appropriate form, click submit, and wait for a phone call telling you your item is in! For more information about Interlibrary Loan or the status of your request please contact the library.

Finding eBooks

Many of the library's newest books are ebooks. You can access tens of thousands of ebooks by using the Ebook Central database.

Click here to enter Ebook Central.

Within Ebook Central, enter your search terms and click "Search."

In the search results click the title of any book you wish to read:

Image showing an individual ebook in the Ebook Central list of search results

When looking at the details of the book you wish to read, you can open up the text of the book by clicking the "Read online" link:

Screenshot showing the record page for an individual ebook, with the "Read online" button highlighted

While viewing the ebook you use the magnifying glass to zoom in or out and use the back and forward arrows to move between pages:

Screenshot showing controls for navigating around an online book in Ebook Central