Save to my lists

So let’s just say you’re reading the blog when you find a book you just have to read. You’re not sure if you want to put the book on hold, but don’t think you’ll be able to remember it. If you’re like me, you grab a piece of something to write on and jot down the author and title. I sometimes e-mail the title (usually titles, note the plural) to myself.

If you’re like me, you’ll mispace that scrap of something you wrote your note on.  Whenever I’ve e-mailed myself a title, it usually gets buried in my inbox and eventually gets deleted because I can’t remember what those books were for.

If you’re like ME, you’ll love the semi-new feature we have in the library catalog. It’s called My Lists and it will allow you to save library items to lists while you’re searching and/or browsing the catalog.  Just log in to your library account if you want to save anything to a list! Give it a try! If you have any questions, leave us a comment and let us know.

By the way, I was inspired to write this post when I saw 2 brand new books waiting to be processed.  They looked good and creepy but I’m just not ready to read them now. Check them out:

Slice of cherry by Dia Reeves

Alchemy of stone by E. Sedia

Library Catalog Power Searching Tip 1

What’s more frustrating than scrolling through a list of titles in the library catalog trying to figure out where they are or if you can even get them? You’re a busy person. You just left practice and you’ve got homework to do and people to call and the library closes in 43 minutes. Maximize your searching power by limiting your search to what’s CHECKED IN and IN THAT BUILDING. Can you really do this? Yes you can and it’s easy.

On the Carrollton Public Library catalog search page:

  • find the dropdown menu reading “View entire collection”
    scope dropdown menu example
    and choose the building you’re in. Josey Ranch Lake is the one on Keller Springs and Hebron and Josey is the one on Josey at Hebron Parkway.
  • put a check in the checkbox for “only show me available items”
    limit to available example
  • click the “go” button or hit the enter key
    go button example

Give it a try the next time you’re in the library looking for books or CDs or whatever. Ask at the Information Desk if you have a hard time finding anything.

You have the power

Did you know that you can rate items owned by the library? It’s true!

Log in to your account and click My ratings buttonto begin rating!

Learn more about the rating process.

Some titles patrons have rated include

Terrier by Tamora PierceTerrier by Tamora Pierce – FIVE STARS based on 1 rating

New moon by Stephenie MeyerNew moon by Stephenie Meyer – FIVE STARS based on 6 ratings

Specials by Scott WesterfeldSpecials by Scott Westerfeld – FIVE STARS based on 2 ratings

Weigh in with YOUR opinion. Start rating your favorites (or unfavorites) now!