We’re live with our new much improved online catalog! We’ll be updating this page with new tips so keep checking back! From our homepage click on the Library Catalog link. http://www.ebr.lib.la.us/
Here are our Twitter tip postings about the new catalog:
Fun Fact 1: Our new catalog search page has a direct link to our newest feature films. Cool.
Fun Fact 2: Use the “Find Articles” link on the catalog search page to access our databases. It’s easy!
Fun Fact 3: Want to find fiction audios? The “More Search Options” tab has a “popular collections” selection menu. Pick your collection.
Fun Fact 4: Search the collection at your fave branch in “More Search Options.” Use the “Location” box to choose your branch
Fun Fact 5: Use “Browse Search” to see all things on a topic. Try keyword “horror” and collection “Teen” to get scary teen titles.
Fun Fact 6: A green check next to a title means there is a copy available in the system. A red X means all copies are checked out.
Fun Fact 7: Keep track of your check-outs, renew books, and see what you have on hold with “My Account.”
Fun Fact 8: “My Account” can send you alerts when we get in new books by your fave authors! Set up your alerts today!
Fun Fact 9: The “How Do I? Guides” link on the search page will answer your “How Do I do This?” questions. Well… most of them…
Fun Fact 10: Click on the “Computer Classes” link to find out what FREE computer classes we’re offering. Main & branches are listed.
Fun Fact 11: “Simple Search” is a general search. Use “More Search Options” when you need to be specific or you’re unsure of the topic.
Fun Fact 12: Need a book in Spanish or French? Use the “publication language” menu in “More Search Options.” More languages coming…
Fun Fact 13: Not sure what you want? Use Browse Search – type in your topic, pick your collection/format. You get a list of titles!
Fun Fact 14: If you want to read short books, limit your search to a certain number of pages in More Search Options or Browse Search.
Fun Fact 15: Search the Community Information Database to find clubs, social services, tutors & government agencies. Useful!!
Fun Fact 16: Did you know we have artwork to check out? Use Popular Collections in “More Search Options” to find your favorites.
FunFact 17: Does your local branch have a certain book? Pick your branch from the location list, then search. No results? Not there.
Fun Fact 18: Make a Wish List! Do your search. Click in the box by your choice(s). Click “Save Selected Items” button. Voila!
Fun Fact 19: OPAC dropping your login? At the login screen, click the YES checkbox. You won’t be dropped until you click log off.