FIND LIBRARY ITEMS
With our catalog, you can easily search for materials and opt in to keep track of items you’ve already borrowed.
Basic Search for Library Items
The first thing you will see when you go to our catalog is a search box with tabs for “catalog.” The default setting for that search box is a keyword search (not a title, author, or subject search).
- Type in a search term
- Choose “catalog” for library results
- Make sure that you select “Hartland Public Library” to only see items at our library
- Click the arrow icon
You can use the Advanced Search function to search more specifically. Click on Advanced Search under the search box, and fill out the form:
- Select the title, author, or subject, and enter a search term
- You can add or exclude a second search term by selecting “and,” “or” and “not” (called booleans on the form)
- You can also specify a format, location, collection, and year
Understand Your Results
The results page shows you how many results your search terms have in the catalog, and you will be able to refine your results by:
- Whether the item is available at the library or online
- Whether your search term is part of the title, author’s name, or subject
- Format, collection
You can drill down by clicking on any of these refinements, or you can start a new search at the top of the page.
Once you have found a title you are looking for, click on its title to see its format and call number. You will also be able to see:
- If the item is available
- If the item is checked out and the date it is due to be returned
- How many holds/requests have been placed upon it
You can log in to your account with your library card number and password to place a hold on the item and have it held for you behind the Circulation desk.