He's cute, but looks more like a rat to me.. must be the lack of fur and bushy tail.
I order my library books online and have them shipped to my local library. They pull the books from around the entire county so it's much easier to get what you want. One library just can't have them all. You might see if that's possible for you if it's not locally available.
ETA: I just checked mine...the county has 3 copies none of which are available locally. It happens a lot.