What is an OPAC?
What do we use the OPAC for?
What can we do with the OPAC?
Where else might you see an
OPAC- Online Public Access Catalog
Search for books, movies, music, research- anything
that is in the library
Search for items, see if they are checked in or
out, place holds
School, other public libraries
Step 1- Locate and open the OPAC
Find the yellow star icon on your
desktop and click it
Go to our library website and click on catalog
Click on “Our Library Catalog”
Enter in title received from hat, Click Search
Step 3- What does all that stuff mean?
Depending on your search, you may have found lots of
different things. This screen gives us quick
How many copies
Use your provided guide to help you find the item that
matches your search and click on “Find It”
Questions to ask yourself
Does the Call Number start with a J
Does the format match the one I’m looking for?
(Book, Movie, CD, etc.)
Does the Title Match?
Does the Author Match?
If you answered no to any questions, hit the
back button on your Internet Browser