Updated Library Catalog

New Catalog

The Library catalog will have an updated look and new features beginning May 19. Some of the new functionality you can look forward to follows.

Responsive Design

The Library catalog will responsively adjust for desktop computer screens, tablets, and phones by resizing and reordering the display according to your screen size, enhancing the user experience. This means that you will be able to read and navigate the site with minimum resizing and scrolling. Previously, patrons were directed to either a full-site catalog or a mobile catalog depending on their device.

One-Click Hold Requests

When logged into your account, you will be able to place hold requests with one click. When available, the "One-Click Request" button will appear on the search result and full title display pages for single titles (underneath the “Place Hold” button—which will still be available should you want to select an alternate location).

Bulk Hold Requests from Title Lists

When logged in to your account, you'll be able to select multiple titles from your working or saved title lists and place hold requests on some or all the selected titles at once. Additionally, you'll be able to sort your lists by date added, author, title, or publication date.

Related Words in Search Results

"Related words" include words formed from stemming and synonyms. Stemming will include regular plurals and verb endings (i.e. dog/dogs), but not irregular forms (i.e. mouse/mice or run/ran). Synonyms will include common nicknames, proper name variations, and spelling variations. The “Related Words” link will appear only if additional records are found when the stemming and synonyms rules are applied. Clicking the link will retrieve additional records.

Similar Titles

A “Similar Titles Available Now” link will appear under titles when there are no items currently available (e.g., all items are checked out) but similar titles are found. When clicking the link, a carousel of book covers will display a maximum of 50 similar titles that are currently available.

Goodreads Ratings

Goodreads ratings will now be much more accessible, appearing under the cover image on both search the result and full display pages (as well as in their current location).