Search the Catalog
To enter the catalog click here
One of the easiest searches to do is a keyword search. You can type any information into the search box, and then highlight the keyword search button. This will do a search for any information that is in the computer about the book. Some books do not have much information in the computer except for the title, and author. But the computer will always have at least the title, and the author of the book.
Sometimes when you search by keyword you will get a lot of different books. To limit the amount of results you get if you know the title you can do a title search. To do a title search, type in the title of a book-but do not type in "a", "an", or "the" at the beginning of a title. Then click the button by "title" and click on the "search" button.
If you want a list of everything that we own by an author, do an author search. To do an author search, type in the last name of the author first. If you know the author's first name then type a comma, a space and the authors first name. Then click the button by author and click on the search button.
If you want to do a really specific search, you can do a subject search. A subject search will look at all of the titles in the computer, and will only show titles where your subject matches a subject already in the record. Be careful with this search-a record can have something in its title, but not in the subject. If this happens you will not get any results. If you do not get any results with this search try a keyword search. To do a subject search type in the subject you want to know more about. Then click the button by "subject" and click on the "search" button.
Renewing Books from the Catalog
View this video to learn how to renew a book online.
If you can't see the video, click on the Library Catalog button on the front of the website, under the picture of the library. When the library catalog opens, click on the My Account Link at the top of the page. Enter your barcode number, and last name. This will show you what you have out. Click the renew square to the right of the item you would like to renew, and then click the renew button.
Problems with Accessing the Catalog
If your are in the library:
Use the local link provided on the desktop to access the catalog. The computer gets confused if it tries to use the link from the outside.
If you are at home:
The library catalog is on port 80. Depending on you security software, this port may need to be opened to allow you to view our catalog, or you may need to add us as a trusted site.
We are sorry for any inconvenience you have experienced. If you have any questions please call the library at 724-966-5263. Thank You!