Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Meet the (pretty awesome) Catalog: Get emails about new titles

Have you ever tried to put a hold on a brand new movie that hasn’t even been released yet on DVD, and found out there were already 73 people ahead of you in line?

With Saved Searches, you can beat the crowd and put your hold on new items soon after they are available in our (pretty awesome) Catalog.

Saved Searches are helpful when you’re super-excited about an upcoming title.
   Or when you want to be first for new books by your favorite author.
   Or you want to read everything new about a particular subject.
   Or you want to know about every new DVD the library orders (hint, it’s a lot of titles!)

Creating a saved search is easy:
  1. Search the catalog as
    specifically as possible. If you are waiting for a new title to appear, enter the title exactly, and select title from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click Save Search and log into your account. (The first time you create a saved list, a pop-up advisory message will appear. If you agree, click OK.)
  3. Determine the settings for your email notices.
  4. When you want to stop receiving email notices, log into your account and click the red X next to the search.
Try it yourself!

PAC Cat has a saved search, but may need some help with his search strategy…

For more about saved searches, check out this three-minute video!

This is the second of eight weekly tips about our online library catalog.