CCPL Catalog Help
Finding my way around
You can find navigation links in the upper-right corner of the header (1). Click one of these links at any time to log in, go to the My Account page, or go to the My Lists page. You can also click the Home icon (2) to go to the library catalog Home page. Click the white Carmel Clay Public Library text to return to the main library homepage.
Using the Library Catalog
Using book lists
The library displays themed lists of titles that you may find interesting to browse. To view them, select a list from the drop-down (1), and the titles in the list will slowly cycle in the display like a slideshow. To pause the slideshow, click the Pause button (2). Click on any title in the list to bring it up in the display. Use the navigation arrows (3) to move through the list.
Any title you select will display information, like author, publication date, ISBN, etc. For some titles, you can click links to more information, such as a book review or an excerpt (4). You can also click the Find in My Library button (5) to search for the title in your library.
Searching For Items
Searching with limits
Use the Limits drop-down (1) to limit your search to a specific location (like Adult, Children's, Movies, etc), or search "Everything."
Searching by field
Select a field from the Fields drop-down (2) to search within a specific field (for example, Title, Author, or Subject), or search from "All Fields."
Using advanced search
If you want more search options to help you find exactly what you're looking for, click the Advanced Search option (3) to go to the Advanced Search page.
Working With Search Results
There are three different view options for your search results: List view, Grid view, and Cooliris view. Click any of these icons to change the view (1).
Click the Previous and Next icons (3) to move forward and backward through pages of search results.
Placing a hold
Items in your search results that are holdable at your library will have a Place Hold button (5) that you can click to put the item on hold. (For more information, see Placing holds.)
Note: You can also place a hold on an item by using the Select An Action menu (see Using the Select an Action drop-down menu).
Selecting an action
From the Select An Action drop-down menu (6), you can place holds on items, add items to your My Lists, and email or print item information. Select the items you want from your search results page by selecting the item check box(es) (7), or use the Select All check box (8) to select all items on the page. Then select the action you want to take from the Select An Action menu. (For details, see Using the Select an Action drop-down menu.)
Saving searches as RSS feeds
If you use RSS, you can click the RSS icon (11) to save any of your searches as an RSS feed.
This way, you can see updated results of your specified searches through your RSS reader.
Using the Show Only Available option
Click the Show Only Available button (1) to limit your search results to only items that are available for checkout.
Limits are organized by fields (like Author, Format, Language, Subject, etc.). You can use limits in one of the following ways:
- Click on a limit. By clicking a single limit, you will narrow your search results to meet that limit. For example, if you click on "Books," your search results will only include items that are books.
- Select a limit or multiple limits to include in or exclude from your search results. You can select one or multiple limits within a single field by clicking the check box next to the limit(s).
If you want to exclude limits from your search results, click the Exclude button (3). For example, if you select to exclude Books and DVDs, your search results will include everything but books and DVDs.
Use the More and Fewer options (4) to expose or hide limits within a field incrementally. You can also use the Expand All or Collapse All options (5) to either show all limits in a field, or go back to only showing the first five.
Any limits you have applied will appear in the "Narrowed by" section. Limits you have included in search results will have a plus (+) sign; limits you have excluded will have a minus (–) sign.
Click the Delete button (7) to remove an individual limit, or remove all limits by clicking the Clear all button (8).
Viewing Details About an Item
When you click on a search result title or image, a new window displays details for that item.
In the catalog data, you might see links (an author's name, for example) (1) that you can click to begin a new search for that link's content.
The different sections (2) contain information about item availability, item summaries, reviews, excerpts, etc. Click on the section you want to open and scroll down to view its content.
Placing a hold
Items that can be checked out will have a Place Hold button (6) that you can click to put the item on hold.
Note: You can also place a hold on an item by using the Select An Action menu (see Selecting an action).
Selecting an action
From the Select An Action drop-down menu (7), you can place a hold on the item, add the item to My Lists, and email or print item information.