Within the catalogue you have access to your own library account in which you can:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.