Searching the MCLINC Online Catalog

Montgomery County Library & Information Network Consortium

301 Fayette Street, 2nd floor, Conshohocken, PA  19428   610-238-0580

 

 

Start your search at: http://spica.mclinc.org/polaris

 

Log In

 

To log in, click the Log In link at the top left of the catalog home page.  Enter your username or barcode, and password.  If you do not have a password, please see additional instructions.

 

Searching the Catalog

To begin your search, type your search term then click the button for the type of search you wish to perform:

Keyword Search

 

A keyword search looks for matches to the word or words (in any order) you type in the Keyword search for box.

 

You can search all fields in the catalog records, or narrow the search to a single field specified in the Search by box, such as Author, Subject, Title, or Genre.

 

Click Search on the menu bar.

 

Click Keyword on the Search submenu.

 

Type a word or words in the Keyword search for box.

 

Select a field in the Search by box.  Click GO.

 

Browse Search

 

A browse search looks in an index of the catalog and displays that portion of the index that begins with the words you typed. You can scroll backward or forward to view more listings.  You may browse the Author, Title, Subject, Series or Call Number indexes.

 

Click Search on the menu bar.

 

Click Browse on the Search submenu.

 

Type your search terms in the Browse Search for box.

 

Choose an index to search from the drop-down list in the Search by box.

 

Click GO.

 

View More Information

 

You can view more information about titles in your list.  Click on Availability to learn if your selection is on the shelf.  You may call the library to have the item held for you.  Or you can place a reserve for an item that is not currently available (see below).

 

To see other summary, table of contents or book review information click the More Info link.

  

Reviews

To add a review for a title in the online catalog, click the Write A Review link beneath the cover image.  To read reviews written by other patrons click the link below Reader Rating.

Request a Title

 

You can ask the library to hold a title for you, at the location you choose.

 

From your search results list, click Place Request for the title you want.

 

Type in your username or barcode and password.

 

Select the location in the Pickup Library box.

 

Click Submit Request.

 

 

 

Having trouble?  Click Help on the menu bar; consult library staff, or e-mail webmaster@mclinc.org

 

 

December 2009