Library Catalog Features

The catalog gives you:

  • the choice to maintain a reading history and keep track of the books, CDs, DVDs, and other items that you've checked out

  • the ability to save searches and receive email when new books are added in areas of interest or by authors you enjoy

  • access to book and movie summaries, reviews, tables of content, author biographies, excerpts and first chapters, and images of book jackets

  • suggestions for books similar to those listed in the catalog

  • the option to create and print lists of titles to take with you to the stacks, or save the lists for later within your account

  • the choice to suspend holds while on vacation, so that you never miss out on your favorite books, DVDs, and musical recordings

  • a children's catalog that searches only materials in Children's Services

  • the power to renew items online

  • search features that allow you to limit your search by format (DVD, music CD, etc.), by year of publication, or by library branch

  • the option to pay fines and fees online with a credit or debit card

  • the choice of self-checkout using our ExpressCheck stations

  • the ability to set up an RSS feed so that you can keep up as new books, videos, and sound recording are added to the collection

  • a built-in dictionary and thesaurus

  • a search interface that makes spelling suggestions

  • a Spanish-language interface