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CCPL updates online catalog

A new online catalog is now available to provide easier search options for library users.

CCPL recently updated its online catalog, which allows users to search for books, DVDs, CDs, videos and other materials, place holds, renew items currently checked out and view books on various bestseller lists.

The catalog has a new look, and more features will be added in the future. Until the installation and all updates are complete, some existing direct links to library materials may not work. The items can still be found by going to the catalog and doing a search. 

To better understand how to access key features and where, check out the tips and sample pages below.   

 Catalog Home Page with key points highlighted

  • To search by Title, Author, Keyword or ISBN, click the arrow by the drop down menu that says ALL FIELDS.
  • To access your library account, review materials currently checked out, place a hold or renew items, click the LOG IN or MY ACCOUNT buttons in the top right corner. You must have a PIN number to access your account. If you don't have a PIN, contact your local branch library.
  • To perform a more precise search, click the ADVANCED SEARCH button.
  • To check out the latest bestseller lists, click the arrow by the drop down menu that says NY TIMES - HARDCOVER FICTION.
  • From the main catalog page, users also can:
    • sign up for the free Library Elf service to get emails or text messages to remind them when items are due or tell them when a hold is available;
    • access the library's collection of downloadable materials, including downloadable eBooks, audio books and music;
    • find out how to get an item through Interlibrary loan, if CCPL doesn't have it; and
    • quickly go back to the library's homepage - www.ccpl.org.

When searching for an item, the Search Results Page looks much different and provides more options.

 Catalog Search Results Page

  • Filters are available along the left side of the page to specify the author, type of material needed, publication date and even find out which items are at a certain branch.
  • Once an item is found, a PLACE HOLD button is available on the right or in the SELECT AN ACTION drop down menu.
  • The drop down menu even provides the ability to email yourself or others a link to a specific item in the catalog.

More information will be available soon about some of the newer features. Until then, click here to visit the catalog and check out the changes. For more information, click here to find out how to contact the library by email, phone, text message or instant message.