Searching for items

Searching with limits

Use the default setting of "Library catalog" to search the full catalogue. Select author, subject, title, ISBN from the drop down menu.

Click on the Advanced search to search for more specific terms such as an exact phrase or to exclude terms from your search. You can apply any combination of limits on your search with additional limits including item type, library and availability. Click the Search button to run your search.

Sorting search results

You can sort results by publication date (ascending or descending), title, or author. Click the page numbers or arrows to scroll through search results. You can refine your list of results using the parameters on the left of the screen.

Electronic copies

Some of your search results may return ebooks or pdf copies of publications. You can easily download them from your search results by clicking the Online Access link. Ebooks are available from My iLibrary or VLEBooks - please note that you will have to register and then sign in to view an ebook from VLEBooks.

Placing a reservation

Items in your search results will have a Place Hold button that you can click to place a reservation on the title.

Selecting an action

From the Select an Action drop down menu at the top of your results you can place a hold on items, add items to "My Lists", email or print item information.