Freezing a hold means that your position in the hold queue is skipped over until the hold is un-frozen.
This allows you to stay in the hold queue while holds are filled for others further down in the hold queue.
The available status of items determine which holds can be frozen, so you will not always be given the option to freeze a hold.
MY LISTS lets you keep track of titles of future interest, like titles in a series, titles mentioned by friends, Oscar-nominated movies not yet watched, titles with the same subject, or new eAudiobook titles you want to listen to.
To view and manage the records saved to MY LISTS, complete the following steps:
Select the following for more instruction on the use of lists.
A PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a little like a password. You choose it, enter it, and can change it. But the difference is that library staff can not remind you what it is because it is encrypted. They can see that one exists but can not read it.
PINs can be up to 30 characters long and can consist of any characters you choose.
However, your PIN must satisfy certain requirements in order to be accepted.
The PIN must not contain common trivial patterns like:
To Get a PIN
NOTE: Remember your PIN! Library staff are unable to access it, due to privacy issues. It is up to YOU to remember this number.
If you have a favorite author or subject you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time and let you place reserves on new materials quicker.
MY READING HISTORY lets you view the history of borrowed titles, remove titles from your history, opt-out at any time.
Select the following for more instruction on the use of MY READING HISTORY
Privacy Statement: By subscribing to My Reading History, I acknowledge that the Web Catalog will retain my checkout activity for my personal use. I may unsubscribe from this service or remove any or all titles from My Reading History at any time. My Reading History data will not be divulged to outside parties unless required to do so by law.
Use the following steps to find DVDs recently added to the collection.
Did you love it? Hate it? Did you feel it wasn't that bad, but it wasn't that good either? Now you can rate items you check out, keep a list of the items rated, and share your opinion anonymously with others who use the catalog.Yellow your rating - Blue group rating - White needs to be rated
|Excellent - Highly recommend|
|Very Good - Exceeds expectations|
|Good - Met expectations but did not exceed them|
|Fairly low opinion - Recommend only with reservations|
|Extremely low opinion of this item - Would not recommend|
|Never been rated - No recommendation available|
You can see your own ratings in "My Library Account". Just click on "My Ratings" after you log in. You can even change your rating at any time if you wish.
No one else can see how you personally rated an item, but the catalog will take all the ratings you and others have given each item and display them as an average.
If you hover your mouse pointer over the stars, you will see how many people have submitted ratings. (If no one has rated the item, the stars will be blank.)
Keyword search results are ranked to bring the best results to the very top and to subdivide the remaining results based on relevance, with relevancy based on where the search term(s) appear in the record. The results are most obvious if you are searching a phrase rather than a single keyword.
Most relevant titles - Group 1
Highly relevant titles - Group 2
Very relevant titles - Group 3
Relevant titles - Group 4
Other relevant titles - Group 5
Search results appear in up to 5 groups, from Most Relevant to Least Relevant. Titles within each group are sorted by publication date, newest to oldest.
Group 1 contains the MOST RELEVANT results; those items where the primary title contains the single keyword or the multiple keywords as a phrase (for example, searching the phrase "treasure island" results in all copies of Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson being in this group, regardless of publication year).
Group 2contains HIGHLY RELEVANT results based on where and how the term(s) appear in the record. The single keyword or phrase appears in a subtitle or other title information (for example, Robert Louis Stevenson : finding Treasure Island where the phrase is in the subtitle).
Group 3 contains VERY RELEVANT results with single keywords found anywhere other than the main title fields (such as in a chapter title or subject heading) and multiple keywords still found as a phrase, but in fields deemed less relevant (for example, the record for the movie Treasure Planet has the phrase "treasure island" as part of a note field).
Group 4 contains RELEVANT results; where it further subdivides multiple keyword searches. Keywords are combined with a boolean AND, and at least one of the words is in the main title or subtitle. (for example, The Treasure of Savage island has both words "treasure" and "island" in the contents, and "treasure" as part of the title).
Group 5 contains OTHER RELEVANT results; where all the keywords appear in the record (for example, the film version of The Count of Monte Cristo has the words "treasure" and "island" separately within the summary).
To bypass the ranking you can use field limits (for example, select Author, Title, Subject or Note in the Advanced Keyword "Any Field" drop down menu or include a:twain in your query). This is interpreted as a power search and automatically bypasses relevance ranking to present the results in a single group, sorted by publication date.
Library cardholders may renew their own materials online.
All material may be renewed except for materials with reserves and materials on which you owe fines.