Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use the catalog?

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Our catalog works like a search engine: instead of applying search filters like "search by author" or "search by title" before your search, you instead enter as many or as few search terms as you like (title, author, series, etc) and apply the search filters after you search. On search results page, use the search filters on the left side of the page (Format, Author, Series, etc.) to narrow your search results.  

EXAMPLE: Let's search for books by Stephen King.

  1. After performing a search for stephen king, there are 410 results from the library catalog. 
  2. Clicking the Author filter on the left, we then choose King, Stephen, 1947- because it has the most titles associated with it so it's obviously the author Stephen King:


     
  3. To choose only books by Stephen King, click the Book option in the Format filter to narrow the search results:


     
  4. To sort your search results further, use the Sort By... drop down menu at the top of the search results.

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