How to Search the Card Catalog

When searching the card catalog it is usually better to enter one or two main words than to enter an entire title or long string of words.

Search - this will return the broadest results and is a good place to start.

Enter your search term (title, author, keyword, etc) in the search box. Tap or touch the search button or press return.

Advanced - choose this option for a very focused search.  Using the Advanced Search parameters allows searching by many different fields.  Use Branch as one of your search criteria to find books either in Olsburg (MES) or Randolph (BVHS).  
*Some fields may not yield complete results depending on how the records were cataloged.

Simple - choose this option to refine your search by category - All Words, Title, Author, or Subject. Enter your search term (title, author, keyword, etc) in the search box. Tap or click the desired category.

Understanding your Search Results
View your search by:

Item to see individual catalog records

List to see all results in a linear list

Shelf to see larger icons displayed in table format

Call Number tells you where in the library to find the book.  Our libraries are organized by the Dewey Decimal System.

Copies or Holdings indicate how many copies we have and how many are available for checkout.

To save items from your search results add them to the Clipboard (available when viewing individual items).  This is helpful for collecting a group of books from more than one search. 

 

Click or Tap here to search the Card Catalog...