If you can't find an item on our catalog, try the following options:
When doing a keyword search, the words must be exactly as they are listed in the catalog, so be sure to check your spelling. It is sometimes more helpful to do a Starts With... search to browse titles, authors, or subjects if you know the first few letters or words.
You can also try using an asterisk (*) to get more results. For example:
If we don't have something you are looking for, fill out our Material Request Form and we'll see if we can get it. We can't make any promises, but if your request is available at reasonable cost and seems to be of general interest to the community, then in most cases we will take you up on your suggestion and add the title to our collection. Otherwise we will attempt to make an Interlibrary Loan request on your behalf if you are a city resident.
Try searching our magazine databases:
We have more information options with our subscription databases. Look for car repair in ChiltonLibrary; read full text encyclopedias on topics such as food and culture, drug abuse, or the environment with Gale Virtual Reference Library; learn a new language with PowerSpeak Languages; or find a good book to read in Novelist Plus. If you live outside the city limits, you can use the databases in any library branch or pay for remote access.