Answered By: Library Staff Last Updated: Mar 22, 2016 Views: 2716
|You can search by Keyword, Subject, Title, Author, Call number, and other factors.|
|Here we are about to do a title search. Note that we have taken the leftmost pulldown to "Title begins with..." and have left the pulldown at "Search Entire Collection" when we are searching for books.|
|A results screen for a book has three important areas: Location, Call Number, and Status.|
|First check the Status area; if a date appears there, the book is checked out.||
|You can click on the Request icon (towards the top of the page) to place a hold on the book that is checked out (you will be put on a waiting list for the book). You will be notified to come in and pick up the book at the first floor Circulation / Reserve Desk||If checked out, the "Request" icon will appear
near the top of the screen.
|If the book is not checked out, then note the location (floor) of the item and its call number and go to that floor to look for the book.||
|The books have the call numbers on printed labels on the spines of the books. More on finding a book on the shelf.||
|Clicking on the Location will give you a map to that location.||
If we do not have the book in the catalog, click on the Link+ button; if you find a copy in Link+, you can request that the book be brought here for you to check out.
You can also request books that are not available via Link+ through our Document Delivery service available from the Get Materials Not At Our Library page.
The above example was a search through the entire collection: you can also search different segments of the collection using this pulldown.
|Electronic Books have links on results lists and-|
|in the full records for the books. Click on the link to read the book. You may have to have a library PIN/Password if you are accessing it from off campus.|
- When You Can't find a Book on the Shelf
- How do I place an Item on Hold?
- What is Link+?
- What is Document Delivery?
- How can I find out if the library has a textbook I need?
- How do I find ebooks?
For additional tips and tricks on finding books using the library catalog, take a look at the brief video below.
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