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How can I find out if certain books are in the library?

Last Updated: Mar 09, 2016  |  86 Views
Topics: Catalog, Books, Holds

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You can search for books using our catalog here.

If you have a specific title or author you're looking for, type that into the search bar under the menu bar. If you wish, you can then limit your search to title, author, subject, or keywords by selecting an option under the search bar.

To narrow your results further after you search, use the options on the left hand side of the screen to limit by item type (book, DVD, children's book, etc.), owning library, publication date, and more.

When you find an item you're interested in, click "Full Display" to see the detailed record or "Availability" to see if the item is available on the shelf. If you find an item in the catalog that's not available at your preferred branch, click the "Place a Hold" button on the right hand side of the record.  Login if you haven't already, and select the branch at which you would like to pick up the item.  The library will automatically send you an email or phone you when the item is available and can be picked up. You have 5 days to pick up, cancel or extend your hold before the item is removed from the hold shelf. 

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  1. Thank you, thank you.
    by ann hoover on Apr 10, 2012.

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