Another Library Tech Upgrade!

In December 2013, we upgraded our online catalogue from an old version to a newer version. This June, we are doing it again!

We are so excited that, starting on June 24th, 2015, the library’s online catalogue will be getting a facelift!

Here is the URL for the new online catalogue: https://pac.bc.sirsidynix.net/thom Make sure to update the link in your saved bookmarks!

The new online catalogue, called BlueCloud, may look a bit different from what you are used to, but most aspects remain the same! In fact, the search results pages are much more detailed, and make searching for books, CDs, and DVDs so much easier!

So how do you use our new BlueCloud online catalogue? It’s easy!

Here is what the main page looks like:

main pageHow to search:

  • Enter a search term in the search box and hit enter or click on the magnifying glass icon.

(My experience has been that the FIRST search that is done in our new catalogue is a bit slow, and you will see a delay of about 15 seconds before seeing your results.)

searchAfter you search, you will see the search results page:

  • search results
  • The column at the left is the “Facets” Column.  This allows you to narrow the search by checking one or more of the limitations, then clicking on the “Apply” button.
  • The “Bulk Actions” dropdown will allow you to Place Hold, Email, or Print any titles that have their checkbox checked.

 

 

Check out your Library Account page:

In your Account, you can see the items you have borrowed:

Your AccountYou can also see if you have any items on hold:

HoldsYou can also see if you have any fines or fees on your account:

Fees

Finally, you can view your contact information and change your PIN in your Account:

  • Don’t forget to let us know if your address, phone number, or email address changes. Our circulation staff can update your account to keep it current.

 

**PLEASE NOTE: If you have saved the URL for our old online catalogue into the bookmarks folder on your computer, you will need to update the link to reflect our new URL: https://pac.bc.sirsidynix.net/thom

Have questions or comments? Email us! info@stthomaspubliclibrary.ca

– S. Macintyre

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