Verona Public Library

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Online Catalog Orientation
This guide will introduce you to Verona Public Library’s online Public Access Catalog. It describes the features and functions available for searching the catalog and locating items in the library. It also describes the tools you can use to customize the catalog to suit your needs. If you need help with any feature, see the Librarian, or click the "Help" button 
on any screen. 
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* While in the Library, access the Catalog here
For home access, click here

  Keyword Search

Keyword Search is the broadest search method. It lets you search all indexes (Title, Author, Subject, Notes) or a selected index to find items based on the keywords you enter. You can use one or more keywords as your search term. When you use two or more words in a search term, the system searches for items that contain all the words.

  Advanced Search

Advanced Search lets you create complex searches. You can use up to three search terms and the logical functions And, Or and Not.

  • And - Finds items that contain the 1st search term And the 2nd search term.

  • Or - Finds items that contain the 1st search term Or the 2nd search term.

  • Not - Finds items that contain the 1st search term but Not the 2nd search term.

You can select a separate search index for each search term. You can also add search qualifiers to your search. Search qualifiers let you limit your search results to items of a selected media, form, language and/or publication date. You can use one or more qualifiers on any Advanced Search. 

  Using Search Qualifiers

You can use search qualifiers with Advanced Search or Recent Items search. Search qualifiers let you limit your search results to items of a selected media, form, language and/or publication date. You can use one or more qualifiers on any Advanced Search or Recent Items search.

  • Sort By - The Sort By qualifier lets you chose the sort order for search results. Select the sort order from the Sort By menu.
  • Scoping in - The Scoping in qualifier lets you groups of libraries or library locations. Select the group you want to search from the Scoping in menu. • You can search All Libraries, or narrow your search by choosing any other group listed.
  • Year of Pub - Use the Year of Pub qualifier to search for materials published during a specific year, multiple years or a range of years. Type the desired publication year(s) in the Year of Pub text box.
  • Language - Use the Language qualifier to narrow your search to items in a specified language. Click the Language button to open the qualifier list. Select the checkbox(s) for the desired language(s), then click the Submit button.
  • Media - Use the Media qualifier to narrow your search to items in a specified media format (Books, Computer Files, etc.). Click the Media button to open the qualifier list. Select the checkbox(s) for the desired media types, then click the Submit button.
  • Form - Use the Form qualifier to narrow your search to items in a specified form (Large Print, Microform, etc.). Click the Form button to open the qualifier list. Select the checkbox(s) for the desired formats, then click the Submit button.
  • Misc. - Use the Misc. qualifier to narrow your search to items by other criteria. Click the Misc. button to open the qualifier list. Select the checkbox(s) for the desired options, then click the Submit button.

  Reserve an item

Once you've found the item that you want, you may place a request to reserve it.  Click on the title to bring up the item's record.  On this page, you will see a gray horizontal bar at the top.  Click Reserve Title to place your request.  If you haven't already signed in, you will be prompted at this point to do so.

  Logging In

The library’s online catalog is password-protected. You must have a Username ( your Library card barcode number) and Password to log into the system as an authenticated patron. The default password is “Userpass.” You will be prompted to create your own password the first time you log in.

  • Click the My Account link to display the Login screen.

  • Enter your Username (Library card Barcode number) and Password, then click the My Account Login button.

See the Librarian if you have forgotten your password. You can access the online catalog as a guest, but you will not have access to advanced features for patrons only (such as the Patron Menu). 

  My Account

The My Account screen lets you view and edit personal information in your user record. From the My Account screen you can: 

  • Change your Password or PIN

  • Add, edit or delete personal information (such as your e-mail address or phone number) 

  • Use My Search History to view previous searches your have performed. You can easily change or submit any search in the list. 

  • Use My Circulation Status to see your circulation activity. This includes information such as items that are currently checked out to you, items you have reserved, fines and fees you owe to the library, etc.

  • Use My Favorite Resources to select and save your favorite search sources from a list of all Resources available through your library. Each time you log into AGent, your favorite resources are automatically selected for searching.

  • Use My Preferences to set certain AGent options to suit your own needs. You can also add up to five personal Web Links to your Resources menu.

  • Use Display/Hide Search Sources to hide selected search sources in the Resources menu. Each time you log into AGent, all search sources you have selected to "hide" are not shown in the Resources menu.

  • Use Enter My Passwords to save your personal User Name and Password for user authenticated resources offered through your library. See your Librarian if you need help using this feature.

  My Circulation Status

My Circulation Status lets you view the current status of the library account. Status information includes:

  • The Summary section shows items currently checked out to your account, overdue items, reserved items, fines and fees you owe the library and the number of “lost” items registered against your account.

  • The Items Out section lists all items currently checked out to your account, and shows the due date for each item. Click the Renew link to renew the loan for one or more items.

  • The Reserved Items section lists all titles reserved for checkout your account. Click the "Delete" link to cancel the reserve for an item.  If an item is currently being held for you and is awaiting pickup, it will say [Reserved] in red letters.

  • The Lost Items section lists all items declared “lost” for your account.

  • Overdue items, fines and fees.

  Renewals

From My Circulation Status, look in the far right column where the items' due dates are listed.  At the top of the column, click Renew.  This will open a new window.  Check the boxes next to the items that you would like renewed, then click Submit.  To verify that the due dates have changed, double-check the date due column in My Circulation Status.

 

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