Saturday, December 06, 2008

Online Catalog Changes

It's a subtle change, but we've added scoping to our online catalog.

What is scoping? It means that in addition to searching everything in the SFPL system (View Entire Collection), you can now search just the following collections:

  1. Main Library

  2. La Farge Library

  3. Southside Library

  4. Children's Collection (all branches)

  5. Young Adult Collection (all branches)

  6. Southwest Collection (all branches)

You'll notice a drop-down menu that says "View Entire Collection" on our catalog pages. Click on that to try searching in different scopes of the collection. If you need to get out of a scope, just choose something else on the drop-down menu, or click the "Start Over" button.

Starting Tuesday, December 9th, you will only need your name and library card barcode to login to your record. Right now, the library requires and additional password, or PIN, to allow you to view your account. We're hoping that this will make it easier for you to view what you have checked out, renew your items, and place and freeze your holds.

As always, if you need assistance, please contact your local reference librarian.

1 comment:

Norby said...

Excellent - this should hopefully make it so that my browser can finally remember the two (currently it remembers the name and PIN, but puts the PIN in the library card field), which will make it easier to track what our family (we have 4 cards altogether) has checked out.