Welcome to the Cogswell Library!

We connect the college to ideas and information through a variety of formats.

Need help?

If you need any help logging in or just need more information on any of the databases, email the librarian now!

Digital Resources Available to Students

Please follow individual instructions for each library database.

Safari e-Books and Videos

A collection of over 30 thousand e-Books and 30 thousand streaming videos. Click on link and use your usv.edu email for authentication.


EBSCO Host provides full text academic journals, magazines, and newspapers. No login is required on campus.
Off-campus login information available on Canvas and the Student Portal.


e-Book Academic Collection

Ebook Academic Collection offers large selection of multidisciplinary e-Books representing a broad range of academic subjects. Over 200,000 books! Available 24/7 on and off campus. No password on campus. Contact librarian Louise Pasternack for off campus passwords. Unlimited users.
Off-campus login information available on Canvas and the Student Portal.

World Book

The entire 26 volume World Book Encyclopedia is now available online for the Cogswell community. Click on link while on campus.
What you can access with World book:
Geopgraphy and maps
Animals and anatomy
Current political information
Historical events and more
Plus illustrations, 3d panoramic views, and video clips


Online access to over 200 e-Books selected individually for our College. Available 24/7 from anywhere. Enter your usv.edu email in the box and it will send you a confirmation code so you can access it in the future.