Create a "secure" Library PIN
A secure PIN uses only numbers, and is at least 4 numbers long. Note: Date of birth PINs which repeat a pattern for example 11/11/'96 will not be accepted. Any set of numbers that is repeated two or more times (i.e. 1212, 1122) will not be accepted.
Notice March 2016.Some off-campus users have reported difficulties accessing library accounts and certain e-resources when using Google Chrome. Use one of the following solutions:
Clear the Chrome cache and HSTS settings with these instructions http://classically.me/blogs/how-clear-hsts-settings-major-browsers
Copy and paste in your login credentials when prompted.
Choose browsers such as IE, Firefox or Safari.
Changes in how Chrome uses Java have necessitated these steps.
Java have issued a statement https://java.com/en/download/faq/chrome.xml.
We are investigating the issue and apologise for inconvenience caused.
The minimum supported versions cited below provide the best experience of newer features.
Type the keyword you want to find. For example:
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n
Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
|Field limits||A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).|
|Grouping||Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.|
When searching multiple words the system will automatically supply the Boolean "and" operator between each word; multiple words entered for the search will all occur somewhere in the retrieved records though not necessarily in the order entered. Both examples on the right will retrieve the same results.
Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes will appear together in all results exactly as typed.
A phrase Search:
"university science department"
* Matches any number of non-space characters, starting at the specified position in the word. For example, "comput*" will match all words that begin with "comput" (e.g., "computer", "computation", etc.).
The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string.
? You may use a question mark ('?') to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Use AND or OR to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use AND NOT to exclude words. Select the operator you wish to use from the selection list on the Advanced Search form.
Field limits may be specified by selecting a field limit from the selection list. These limits appear before the word or phrase to be searched. A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
Most relevant titles
Highly relevant titles
Very relevant titles
Other relevant titles
If you have a favorite author or subject for which 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 more quickly.
Search results will be sent to the email address registered with the Library, this appears under your name on your Library record screen.
You can add records to your patron record from a record browse, from a Bag, or from a full record display. NOTE: When adding records from a browse display, you must add them to your list or bag before moving from your existing page display to a new page of records.
Library cardholders may renew their own materials online. All material may be renewed except for items that have been reserved by someone else, and items overdue for return.