Helpful Hints for Using the Catalog

Northwest Branch has three catalog computers for you to use: two against the wall in the adult area and one against the wall in the children's.  We try to label these computers as such, but curious hands usually make short work of that!  If you go to one of these catalog computers and try to watch YouTube Videos, it's not going to let you.  When you want to search for an item you first click on the library catalog icon then you type in what your looking for.  Next, you might want to limit your results by Northwest, so only items that are at this location show up.  You can also limit items by fiction, nonfiction, DVD, etc.  Last, scroll down and make sure the item is checked in (that's important!).  If all else fails and you still have trouble, you can simply walk up to an employee and ask for what you need!  Remember, you can access the catalog from home and you can always request items!