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 own a book or audiobook that is older than six months, we can usually get a copy from another library through interlibrary loan. You must be a city resident to use this service.
If you are looking for a music CD, DVD, or newer book, you can request that the library purchase a copy. Just ask at a Reference Desk for a Purchase Request Form. You will be notified whether or not the library can fill your request.
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.