Search the library collection for e-Books, multi-media,
or print items available for loan or library use. If
items are out on loan, you can see when they are due
You can place a hold on a loaned item, so that it is reserved for your use
when it is returned - the library will inform you when it is available.
Talk to a Reference Librarian or Circulation Staff Member, and a hold will
be placed for you.
View your circulation record
Enter your name and library card number to check the
loans you currently have.
You can use the Web browser utilities to scroll and to
move forward and backward through the pages that you have previously viewed.
For most information manipulation however,
you will need to make use of the built-in navigation
buttons, combined with clicking on highlighted links
in the record displays.
Having chosen the Library Catalog, select a search option (ex. Subject or Title,
.A combination help and search input
screen is then offered.
Place the cursor in the input box by
clicking in it.
If you selected a "Subject" search,
type the subject, then press ENTER.
In most cases, you will retrieve more
than one record and will be presented with a summary
You will also see a Navigation button
Boxes to enable you to quickly input a new search
term and/or move to a different search index.
A table with brief single line entries
for each record retrieved
At the bottom of the screen is an option
to view other results pages, rather than move forward
and backwards by page - useful for larger sets of
records. For Example, Results page: 1 2 3 4 Next
Manipulation of Summary Screens
Click on to
expand the summary information shown. The extra data
you see will depend on the search type performed. Often
the location is the extra information shown in the
summary - this is particularly useful for subjects
where material is held at several locations, to give
a quick view of what is available to you immediately
where you are.
This opens up a screen with a number of options to alter your search set or
display it differently.
You can limit your results by setting
up as many of the options as you wish and then clicking
on the button at the base of screen to repeat the
Note that when your search is redisplayed,
at the top of the screen new information is provided,
summarizing all the limits which you selected and
the resulting number of hits from the re-search.
PLEASE NOTE: Once you have chosen "Limit
this Search" and made some selections, the prompt
disappears from the navigation bar when the new set
is displayed. However,
if you decide you want to modify your sort/selection choices, just use
the BACK button on your browser to get the selection page up, change your
choices and search again.
If your search retrieves
just one record, you will be taken straight to
a full record display. Otherwise click on any record
from a summary to see the full details.
Return to the browse
summary (the list of items) by clicking on
The individual full
record gives you location and bibliographic information.In the center of the
screen will be a table giving information about
each copy and its status. Any items on order or
being processed are indicated.
If there are very many
volumes or copies, not all will initially be shown,
but you can click on CLICK HERE to see all of the
volumes and copies listed out for you.
You can click on any
highlighted text to follow that link and do a search
in another index. For example, if you do a Keyword
search and find a particularly valuable reference,
you can click on the Author field to move to see
other holdings, if any, by the same author.
YOUR PATRON RECORD
Viewing your patron record enables
- check which items you have on loan
- check which holds you have placed
- check how much money you owe the
library, and obtain details of each fine or charge
on your record
Viewing your record
From the Library Catalog, choose "My
Type in your name, then tab to the
barcode box and type in the full 14 digit barcode
number from your library card.
Then click on the "submit" button.
You will then see a summary of loans,
holds, bookings and charges owed - only those relevant
to you will display.
To exit your record view, click on
Using the "RESERVES" button
on the CATALOG PAGE menu, you can see quickly which
items have been put into the reserve collection
for a particular course, and whether they are on
loan or available.
To search in this way, you need to
know the lecturer's name or the name of the course.
The two search options are on the RESERVES SEARCH page.
Search by Instructor Name
Put in the surname (last name) of the lecturer.
If there is more than one entry,
look for entries for YOUR campus. Each entry
indicates which campus the reserve is for, by listing the
abbreviations for the 3 campuses (Riv, Nor, or
Mvy). Click on the line for the information
for your class.
Search by Course Title
Put in the 3 letter code for the course, listed in the schedule of classes.
If a list of 3 letter codes is displayed, choose the three letter code
that is followed by the abbreviation for YOUR campus (Riv, Nor or Mvy)
Where there are several matching
entries, choose a course from the index displayed
by clicking on the line you want.
The top of the screen shows you the lecturer's name, the department or brief
course name, and then further details of the course - if this is not
the course you want, click on and
then select again from the index.
The lower screen lists all the items
attached to that course.
Click on the title you need in order
to get a fuller display (showing the location of
the item, whether it is available, and how long
you can use it) - return to course details by clicking
on RETURN TO BROWSE.
Write down the call number of the
item you need and take it, along with your library
card, to the Circulation Desk, to check out the