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Using The Online Catalog

With the Online Catalog, you can search for books, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks, etc. You can request materials (place a hold) and also manage your checkouts, renewals, holds, reading history and preferences via your library account. Read these help tips to find the answer to most of your questions.

Help Topics

Search  |  BrowsePlace Holds  |  Renew Materials  |  My Account  |  My Lists  |  Text Messaging

Searching the Online Catalog

The Online Catalog: The Basic Search Screen
The Online Catalog: Basic Search Tips
Basic Search Tips cheat sheet (PDF - Right Click to Save)
What do I do if there are no results for my search?
What does "sort by relevance" mean?
Troubleshooting the "Stay logged in" feature of the catalog

Using baskets with search results

Browsing the Online Catalog

How to Browse the Catalog


How to Place Holds
Suspending, Activating, and Cancelling Holds
Advanced Hold Options
Group Formats and Editions

Renewing Materials

Renewing Materials through the online catalog

Your Online Account

How do I get an Online Account?
Logging in to Your Account
Forgot your password?
The My Account page
Account Preferences -- Personal Information
Account Preferences -- Notification Preferences
Account Preferences -- Search & History
What if I can't get into My Account?
Why Don't I Get Email Notices?

The My Lists Page

The My Lists Page
Creating a List
Seeing Your List in the Catalog
Setting a Default List
Adding to an Existing List
The Temporary List
Moving Items from a Temporary List
Actions for Items on Your Lists
Sorting Items on Your Lists
Adding a Note to a List Item
Deleting an item from a list
Deleting a List
Downloading a CSV file
Sharing Your List

SMS Text Messaging

Sending text messages from the online catalog