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Using our online Connect Catalog from home is a great way to locate materials quickly, renew items, place and cancel holds, and check your due dates. Using the catalog is easy! Here is a brief overview of some of its main features:

LIBRARY INFO: Located on the right side of the screen, this box includes information on the library's hours, a link to our home page, and list of all new adult fiction and DVDs added to our collection during the current month.


LIBRARY CATALOG: Located just under the blue area at the top of the screen, this link allows users to search the entire Windsor Locks Public Library catalog. Use this link to return to our default page after checking your account or searching for specific formats. AUDIO SEARCH: Search exclusively for audio formats, including books on CD, books on cassette, palyaways, and music CDs. DVD/VIDEO SEARCH: This link allows movie lovers to search only through our collection of DVDs and videos.

DOWNLOADABLE BOOKS: This collection is available only to Windsor Locks card holders or to members of other libraries that subscribe to the service through our consortium, Library Connection. EBooks are available in formats compatible with most eReaders and detailed information is provided for each format and device. Audio titles can be downloaded to your home computer and transferred to a portable device or, in many cases, burnt to CDs. Many titles can now also be transferred to an iPod. Loan period (the amount of time that the file remains on your PC) is 3 weeks.

CHILDREN'S COLLECTION: This link allows younger borrowers and their parents to seach children's books by general category or alphabetically. The links are easy to click pictures and letters of the alpabet.

ONLINE RESOURCES: Links to catalogs of other CT libraries and ICONN databases.

MY ACCOUNT: Clicking on "My Account" allows you to check your materials and due dates, renew items, or change your PIN. Your library card number is needed to access your library account. If you have changed your PIN or aren't sure what to use, call us at 627-1495, provide us with your library card number, and will be happy to check your PIN for you.

HELP: This versatile link, located on the left of the screen in the bright green bar, is a great resource. Help topics vary according to the screen you are currently using in the Connect Catalog. For example, if you are logged into MY ACCOUNT the help topics listed will relate to that area, or if you are on the search screen you will be able to access information about searching the Connect Catalog. Check out HELP for more information

SEARCHING TIPS When you conduct a Keyword Search, Windsor Locks Public Library is your default search library. Click on the title of an item for more details, including call number and availablity. To place a hold, simply click the Place Hold link and be ready to provide your library card bar code number and PIN. If the item you want is not available in Windsor Locks, try changing your search library to All Libraries. You can place a hold at another library and specify Windsor Locks or another as your pick-up library for many items.
Use Advanced Search to refine your results.

Please check with library staff if you have questions about using our online catalog.

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