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OPAC

OPAC is the library’s Online Public Access Catalog.  It allows patrons to search for materials in the library’s collection and to review their borrowing history.
To enter OPAC, click on “OPAC” at the bottom of this webpage.  On the new page, at the top right, click on “Login.”  For Username, enter your last name and then first name, both in lower-case letters and without a space between them.  For Password, enter the last four digits of your library card number (located on the back of your library card).  Click the “Login” button.
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On the new screen, you have access to three areas of personal information:
Items Checked Out – This area lists the titles and due dates of items you have currently checked out.  Note that the date is listed prior to the month;  Feb. 10, 2018 appears as 10/2/2018.
Fines and Payments – This area lists a record of your outstanding and past fines and payments.
Circulation History – This area lists information about the items you have checked out in the past.  It is helpful when trying to recall whether or not you have already read a library book!
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Also along the top of the new screen are a number of options:
House icon in a circle – Clicking here takes you to the main search page for the library catalog.
“Logout” – Clicking here logs you out of OPAC.
“Book Bin” – Clicking here allows you to access a list of items that you can save to your record, print, and/or email.  It is similar to a “cart” when you are shopping online.
Search functions – Typing a word or phrase here allows you to search the library catalog.  The default is “Keyword,” but it can be changed to Title, Author, or Subject by clicking on the green dropdown square to the right of the “Search” bar.  Enter an item’s information and click “Search.”  You can also select “Advanced” to narrow or broaden your search, by having the computer search for an exact phrase, for example.
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When searching for an item, the computer will list various “Search Results.”  Click on “View More Details” next to any item to learn more about it or to place it in your Book Bin for future reference.
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Don’t forget to logout of OPAC when you are finished!

OPAC