Chapter 14

Online Library Card Catalogs and Services

One of the wonderful things about the online world is the plethora of libraries now using online card catalogs (OCCs). This greatly speeds up your search while you’re at any library.

It is so easy to look in the card catalog before actually visiting the library. You know immediately whether that library owns the title. With a few more keystrokes, you can find out whether the title is on the shelf, on reserve, on loan to someone, available by interlibrary loan, or found in a nearby branch library. Then, if you want to, you can get dressed and go to the library to pick up your resource!

You can connect to most libraries, both their online card catalogs and their services, through the World ...

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