The Integrated Library System (ILS) or simply "catalog" is the hub of everything we do—the library’s brain, essentially. It tracks more than 400,000 cardholders and 2.3 million items, including books, DVDs, thermal cameras, book club kits, audiobooks, digital resources, nature backpacks and more. It routes 1.2 million holds per year to the right library, emails holds notices, makes phone calls to those without email and allows you to renew your books on the phone.
The system integrates both physical items and electronic items, so you can search for books, eBooks and eAudiobooks all in the same place. You are also able to see all your checked-out items in one customer account screen.
You can sign up to receive text messages in addition to emails or phone calls, and you may choose a user ID rather than logging in with your library card number. Additionally, users can create a wish list, so you can save books now to read later.
Your FCPL library catalog provides:
FCPL staff members have created a growing playlist of How-To videos that can help you get the most out of your catalog experience. Videos in the series include How To:
There are several ways to search our catalog. Access the catalog here. Quick Search is available when you first open the library catalog. More search options can be found under the Search Tab in the menu at the top of the page. You can use these to limit or help pinpoint your search.
More Search Options
If at any time, you need more help than provided above, click the Help tab on the menu at the top of the catalog page. If, in the process of your catalog search you are using any of the search techniques listed above, you might also see an option on the screen that says, "Need help searching? Click here for tips and instructions."
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How can I find items on order?
What if I can't find an item that I want in the catalog?
Will Suggest-a-Title automatically put customers on the holds list?
How can I change my method of notification?
How does Automatic Renewal work?
How can I see my checkout history?
Is there an app to access the library catalog?
Where can I go with other questions?
How can I see where I am in a holds queue?