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  • New Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up Service begins in June

    29/05/2020

    OPL will offer a new Curbside Returns and Holds Pick Up service at six branch locations: Main, Nepean Centrepointe, Cumberland, Beaverbrook, Greenboro, Ruth E. Dickson, during new hours of operation.

    • On Monday, June 8, these locations will begin accepting returns; and,
    • On Monday, June 15, holds pick up by appointment will start.

    Find the details of this new curbside service here.

    All OPL branches and Bookmobile stops remain closed to the public.

    • Due dates for currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • All book drops remain closed.

    For information about Library cards, virtual programs, and more, contact  InfoService by phone or email
    from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm.

Creating and Saving New Titles Searches

You can create your own New Titles searches for your favourite items and save them to your account. You can then save your search and run it again later. That saves you time, especially if the search you’re doing is complex or if you search for new items often.

► To save a search

  1. Log in to your account. You must be logged in to save a search.
  2. Run your search. See Using Advanced Search and Writing Your Own Queries for information on creating complex searches.
  3. If required, narrow your results by applying facets on the left side of the page. See Filtering Search Results for details.
  4. When you have refined your search, run the search and click the Save Search link above the search results.
  5. Give the saved search a name that will allow you to easily identify it later. If you already have a search by that name, you’ll have the option to choose a new name or overwrite your existing saved search.
  6. Click Save it.  Saved searches can be found by clicking on “My Library Dashboard”.

To modify a search

  1. Open a saved search by clicking on your Username at the top left corner - ‘My Library Dashboard – View My Saved Searches or clicking on a pre-existing search on the New Titles page.
  2. In the right-hand corner, click “Modify my search”.
  3. In the advanced search, you can add fields to refine the search or remove fields to broaden the search.
    1. To separate On Order and Just Arrived material, in the edit box add brackets around the existing search terms and add AND oo:(true) for On Order material or AND oo:(false) for Just Arrived material.
    2. Ex. To view on order adult mysteries, modify the existing search so that it becomes (collection:"Adult eng mystery" OR collection:"Adult eng pb mystery") AND oo:(true).
  4. When you have refined your search, run the search and click the Save Search link above the search results.
  5. Give the saved search a name that will allow you to easily identify it later. If you already have a search by that name, you’ll have the option to choose a new name or overwrite your existing saved search.
  6. Click Save it.  Saved searches can be found by clicking on “My Library Dashboard”.

You can manage your saved searches after you’ve saved them. See Using and Managing Saved Searches for details.

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