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Search the CATALOGUE for books, journals, CDs, DVDs and theses from our collection. You will mainly find hard copies which are available in the library, and in some cases a link to a full text document. Check the ONLINE DATABASES we subscribed to, for e-books, e-journals and streaming audio & video.
WHAT IS 'MY ACCOUNT'?
Within the catalogue you have access to your own library account in which you can:
- see what you have borrowed at that moment and before
- prolong the return date of borrowed library items
- make reservations
To activate this service you can request a password at the library desk or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send you a password which you can change once logged in.
You can log in by clicking the button 'MY ACCOUNT' in the catalogue. Fill in the barcode number of your Codarts college card (at the backside of the card) and the password you got from the librarian, and enter your personal page:
- Personal data shows your address etc. It is not possible to change these data here. All personal data of students are imported daily from the database of the student administration, so changes in addresses for example have to be passed on to this department.
- Change password is possible here. Follow the instructions.
- Saved titles gives you an overview of titles you’ve selected in the catalogue while searching. You can add titles to it by going to the catalogue, search and save a title in the menu at the left.
- Borrowed items shows the list of items you have borrowed at that moment. You may extend the loan period 3 times maximum and only if no one else made a reservation for the object.
- Loan history is a complete list of what you ever borrowed from Codarts library.
- Unpaid fines is the place to check if you want to know what amount of money you still owe the library. Take notice of the fact that with a debt of € 5,00 or more the loan facilities will be blocked.
- Reservations shows the list of reservations you made. It is possible to cancel a reservation here. You can make a reservation by going to the catalogue, search for a title and reserve it in the menu at the left. The system only allows you to make reservations for items that are lend out. Items on the shelves in the library are simply loanable and don’t need to be reserved.
- Send a message is for contacting the library. Your message will be sent to the general e-mail address of the library.
How to search the catalogue:
This is the quickest way to search, with the most effective result. Use direct search if you know exactly what you are looking for (e.g., title AND author).
EXAMPLE: type in a title word and name (surname), for example 'ARTS FLEMING' if you're searching for the book 'Arts & ideas' of William Fleming.
TIP: you may shorten search terms by using a star * . This might be handy if you do not know a title entirely or the precise spelling of a name or keyword, for example: *kovsky if you doubt if the correct spelling is Tsjaikovsky or Tchaikovsky or sonat* if you're not sure if the composition you search for is a sonata or sonatina.
This is an appropriate way to search if you wish to be guided by a menu. For example, if you wish to browse through the author or keyword index. Set the search bar to the desired index and type in your search term. You will get a list from which to choose and continue your search.
EXAMPLE: let’s say you want to know what the library has on injuries. Enter the term 'INJURIES', select the index keyword and click search. You will then see an overview of all the keywords in which this search term appears and you can continue by refining your search.
FILTER MEDIA TYPE
If you are looking for a specific media type, you can make use of the filter option. You can do this at the beginning of your search or afterwards, at the right side of the screen showing the search result. If you don't have a preference, the result will contain all of the media types the library holds; sheet music, literature, CD, DVD etc.
EXAMPLE: you want to know which operas the library has on DVD. Use step-by-step search, enter 'opera' in the keyword bar and select DVD as media type.There is a big difference in search result if you would not select DVD.
SIGNATURE AND AVAILABILITY
Each library item has a unique signature in the catalogue, which helps you to find it in the right cupboard:
means the item is AVAILABLE.
means the item is borrowed by someone else and is NOT AVAILABLE. In this case you can see the expiry date and you can make a reservation.
NOT LOANABLE means the item CANNOT be BORROWED, but is available for inspection and copying. This mainly concerns reference and rare books .
If there is NO SIGN, it means the title is part of a main object (track on a CD, a composition in a score containing several compositions etc.). In that case click on the main title to see the availability.
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