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step-by-step instructions to use our online library catalog

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  • 1. The North Platte Public Library Online Catalog Point your browser to: http://catalog.ci.north-platte.ne.us
  • 2. Welcome to the Library Catalog Try a quick search. Type in subject, title, or author here. Then click GO . Want more options? Click Here!
  • 3. Basic Search Options Make your search more specific. Choose a category such as Author Keyword .
  • 4. In a Hurry?
    • Do you know both the author and the title?
    • Or want to find a book series?
    Do an Advanced Search!
  • 5. Advanced Search Search Tips Author Keyword : Search for titles by that person General Keyword : Search term in all categories (Ex. Subject, title or author) Name Keyword : Search for author, illustrator Series Keyword : Search for titles in a series (Ex. Left Behind ) Subject Keyword : Search for Library of Congress Subject Headings Title Keyword : Search for titles containing the words you entered  
  • 6. Doing a Browse Search
    • Enter search term in only one Browse field
    • Searches in alphabetical order
    • Title Browse lists books by first word of title, excluding the, an, a, etc.
    • Enter last name first in Author Browse
    • Good tool when you don’t know exact spelling
  • 7. Author Browse Search Results Click on name to view titles for this author You can change or start a new search at the top of each Search Results screen
  • 8. Search Results Click on the title for detailed item information View copy information and status here
  • 9. You can even sort your results!
      • Sort by Publication Date or Title
      • Limit to items such as audio books
  • 10. Item information for each title gives lots of details!
  • 11. You can request the library to hold an item for you.
  • 12. Prefer only LARGE PRINT : Request Copy next to item
  • 13. Item Requests
    • Requests may be put on items currently checked in or checked out.
    • Be sure to request the item type you want. Ex. Audio book or large print
    • The library will call you when the item is available.
    • To place a request, you must login if you have not logged in already.
  • 14. Logging in is easy! Click Login. Enter your 14-number library card barcode and your 4-digit pin number Click here to start
  • 15. Confirm your request Click Here
  • 16. Your Request is placed Click Here
  • 17. Confirm that this is your name.
    • Now you can continue searching,
    • make additional requests and
    • view your account information
    If you don’t see your name, logout and try again.
  • 18. View Account Information You can even renew books online by clicking on Items Out
  • 19. Need More Information? Pick up a brochure at the library The North Platte Public Library Online Catalog Go to the North Platte Library’s Home Page (www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/library) Click on Online Catalog on the left side of the page. General Search : Type in subject, title, or author here. Then click GO . Click here to check the library’s current hours Basic Searching on the Welcome Screen Do you want other search options? Click the Search tab above to go to Basic Search Screen Basic Search allows you to select a specific search category. This will help limit the result listed and can save you time in your search. Enter your search term here Click the down arrow and select a category. Click GO . Basic Search Screen Ex. To browse through a list of authors, click Author Browse and enter last name first. Searching can be done without logging in; Login to access account or place requests. Click here to Login The North Platte Public Library Online Catalog Go to the North Platte Library’s Home Page (www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/library) Click on Online Catalog on the left side of the page. General Search : Type in subject, title, or author here. Then click GO . Click here to check the library’s current hours Basic Searching on the Welcome Screen Do you want other search options? Click the Search tab above to go to Basic Search Screen Basic Search allows you to select a specific search category. This will help limit the result listed and can save you time in your search. Enter your search term here Click the down arrow and select a category. Click GO . Basic Search Screen Ex. To browse through a list of authors, click Author Browse and enter last name first. Searching can be done without logging in; Login to access account or place requests. Click here to Login The North Platte Public Library Online Catalog @ the Library or @ Home Go to the North Platte Library’s Home Page (www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/library) Click on Online Catalog on the left side of the page. General Search : Type in subject, title, or author here. Then click GO . Click here to check the library’s current hours Basic Searching on the Welcome Screen Do you want other search options? Click the Search tab above to go to Basic Search Screen Basic Search allows you to select a specific search category. This will help limit the result listed and can save you time in your search. Enter your search term here Click the down arrow and select a category. Click GO . Basic Search Screen Searching can be done without logging in; Login to access account or place requests. Click here to Login New! Access our Databases here! Search Tips: Author Keyword : Search for titles by that person General Keyword : Search term in all categories (Ex. Subject, title or author) Name Keyword : Search for author, illustrator Series Keyword : Search for titles in a series (Ex. Left Behind ) Subject Keyword : Search for Library of Congress Subject Headings Title Keyword : Search for titles containing the words you entered The North Platte Public Library Online Catalog @ the Library or @ Home Go to the North Platte Library’s Home Page (www.ci.north-platte.ne.us/library) Click on Online Catalog on the left side of the page. General Search : Type in subject, title, or author here. Then click GO . Click here to check the library’s current hours Basic Searching on the Welcome Screen Do you want other search options? Click the Search tab above to go to Basic Search Screen Basic Search allows you to select a specific search category. This will help limit the result listed and can save you time in your search. Enter your search term here Click the down arrow and select a category. Click GO . Basic Search Screen Searching can be done without logging in; Login to access account or place requests. Click here to Login New! Access our Databases here! Search Tips: Author Keyword : Search for titles by that person General Keyword : Search term in all categories (Ex. Subject, title or author) Name Keyword : Search for author, illustrator Series Keyword : Search for titles in a series (Ex. Left Behind ) Subject Keyword : Search for Library of Congress Subject Headings Title Keyword : Search for titles containing the words you entered