Did You Know… Email Alerts?

WomanDid You Know …. that you can get email alerts about new library materials that are of interest to you?

Be the first to know when the library has new country music CDs, or a new James Patterson novel, or whatever material it is that you like!

The library’s catalog now offers a “preferred search” feature.  If you have a favorite author or subject which you search for often when using the catalog, you can save that search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to type in the search each time, and it will let you place holds on new materials quicker. You can even tell the catalog to notify you via e-mail when your search results are updated.

Here’s how it works:

1.) Log in to your library card account.

2.) Search for your favorite author, subject, title, etc.

3.) When your results are displayed, click the button to the right marked “Save as preferred search”.

4.) The next time that you log in to your account, you can click the “Preferred Searches” button on the right to see a list of your saved searches.

5.) Click on the search link associated with any of the preferred searches in the list to quickly execute your search.

6.) You can also be alerted of new materials added to the library collection which match your searches.  Just check the “Mark for Email” box and be sure that your patron record information includes your current email address.

If you like this new feature, or if you need help with it, please let us know!  Happy searching!

~ Tara Moreno, Hispanic Outreach Librarian