Type the keyword you want to find.
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters to expand a search.
environment* retrieves environment, environments, environmental, environmentalism, environmentalist
tattoo* retrieves tattoo, tattoos, tattooed, tattooing, tattooists
Use "and" or "or" to combine multiple words in any field, any order.
Use "and not" to exclude words.
Form complex searches by grouping Boolean Operators.
(alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s). To use field limits, you need to use the Advanced Search option, or choose "Modify your Search" once you have searched.
Field Limits and their meanings:
Examples:Search for your item, then choose "Modify Search" to limit to a location, material type, or language.
Select your limits and click the Submit button.
You will now get a modified search limited to the limit you chose.
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
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 below 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.
If you have a favorite author or topic for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search in your library account. This will prevent you from having to repeat the same search every time you are looking for something on that topic.
Library patrons may renew their own materials online. All material may be renewed except for reserves items. Patrons can only renew items one time.
You can pay your library fines at the main circulation desk during normal library hours.
In addition to checking your Carroll e-mail account for overdue notices, you can check your online library account to see if you have any outstanding fines and overdue items.
To add titles to a temporary list, use the bag feature. This feature is designed to help you export a list of titles, or to place multiple holds at one time.
NOTE: Items saved in your bag will not be retained once you end your session. To save items permanently, View Bag and click Add to My Lists.
My Reading History is a feature that allows you to save a list of everything that you check out from the library. This is an "opt in" feature, meaning that the library will only keep a Reading History if you have elected to participate in the service. Library patrons need to be aware that using My Reading History means this information is being stored on the library's server. If we are served with a subpoena, Reading History information might have to be surrendered to law enforcement officials.
What are tags? Tags, or tag clouds, are keywords or labels used to categorize books in the library catalog. Tags are viewable within the full catalog record of many library titles. Not all library records have tags.
Where do tags come from? The tags in the Carroll Library Catalog come from LibraryThing, a book cataloging site that features a database over 25 million books. Public members of LibraryThing assign keyword tags to materials describing their content. On occasion, you will run across a tag that's irrelevant or not quite 'right.' The variation in tag font and font size reflects how many LibraryThing members have chosen to assign that particular tag to a title.
What do I do with tags? Tags simply provide more information, indicating what the title is about. Clicking on a tag is just another way to locate materials in the library catalog. When you click on an individual tag, you link back to other Carroll Library records that feature that same keyword tag. You do not link to an outside web site.
Tags are not keyword searchable in the catalog. You can click on any tag found in a library record to browse all other titles in the Carroll Library catalog that have the same tag. After clicking on a tag, you can use the search feature available within the LibraryThing popup box (Tag Browser) to enter in tags. Enter in a word or phrase into the search box in the upper-right corner of the Tag Browser.
In addition to tags, LibraryThing also provides links to Similar Books. When you view the bibliographic information for many books in the library catalog, you can see a list of similar books under the tags. These comparisons are made by public members of LibraryThing.
In addition to tags, LibraryThing also provides links to award winning books. This is not a comprehensive list of books with awards. These awards tags are made by public members of LibraryThing. When you view the bibliographic information for many books in the library catalog, you can see a list of awards for books under the tags.