Did you know that with our new online catalog, you can create multiple lists to track your reading and viewing preferences? You can make lists for books you have read, books you want to read, and movies you just have to see, when you have more time. Are you looking for more authors in your favorite genre? How about a whole new kind of book? Log on to the online catalog and check out Reader’s Advisory. Here you will find lists for suggested reading, award winning titles, juvenile series and sequels, and bestsellers. There is also a list of stories, books,
How to Use the Advanced Search Feature to Find What You Need
Sometimes finding just what you’re looking for at the library is like searching for a needle in a haystack. A catalog search can sometimes return 100’s of records. Recently, I was searching for books related to the theme of “adventure” to use during storytime. Below are the steps I took. Following these steps may help you find what you’re looking for!
What should I read next? – When your favorite authors can’t write fast enough or heaven forbid, they die, you’re set adrift in an ocean of books with no compass to guide you. Don’t despair! Mid-Continent has great tools on our website to navigate you safely to your next favorite author.
Traveling can be a lot of fun. It gives you a chance to visit places you may have only been able to read about, or visit distant relatives. However, it also involves a lot of planning and preparation. That is why the library has a number of valuable resources that you can put to good use to get the most out of your trip.
I wish I had a nickel for every person that walked into the library and said, "Where's the old card catalog?" If they only realized how wonderful the online catalog is, they would be turning cartwheels!
I started thinking about the card catalog when I was painting my old, outdated, card catalog file cabinet. (I bought it from MCPL back in 1998). You have to admit, they do have a charming, vintage look about them. (Especially when painted ocean blue with little labels for each drawer!)
Have you ever looked for a book by typing your search terms into the catalog and hitting enter hoping that you will find what you are looking for on the first try? Have you ever wondered why your list of results sometimes contains titles that seemingly have nothing to do with what you are searching for?
Your list of titles might be the result of what search was selected before you hit the enter button. I’m talking about the Keyword and Browse feature. Do you know what the difference is between the two?
Hello again from DW. All of you know I am an advocate of the use of the audiobooks in the MCPL System. I have, however, not been able to convince certain members of my immediate family of their value. That is until recently.
This fall my son was forced to drive back to his college in Tennessee by himself. It is a twelve hour drive with no one to talk to and little to occupy your mind, but thoughts of how long you have been on the road and how long you still have to drive.
MCPL offer so many wonderful services and databases. But sometimes, I think we forget that some customers may not no know about one of most valuable resources. That is our online catalog. With your card number and password (your birthdate), you are able to place holds on the items your interested in.