The first resource that any library has is its books, the catalog is the way to find them. Here at the Walker Memorial Library our catalog lets you do more than just find our books, it also lets you find books in over 85 libraries in the state! You can even have their books sent here for you, and all for free! But let’s not rush ahead of ourselves, let’s start with the basics.
Here’s a quick explanation of the different sections of our guide. If you’ve never used our catalog, skip down to “Searching For Books” below:
Search Types: How to use what you know to find what you need! There are lots of different ways to look up books and movies, check here to learn how!
Other Libraries: The Catalog can check what other libraries have too, check this out to find out how!
Requesting: How to get a book or movie from another library sent to your library for free!
Advanced Search: Tips and Tricks to find the hardest of items!
Searching for Books
If you are brand new to searching the library catalog, this is what the search screen looks like:
The basic use is pretty simple. You type the name of what you’re looking for into the middle, and click “Go”. But there’s lots of different ways to search. By the name of the book/movie, by who wrote it, by what it’s about, all sorts of ways! Click here to learn all about the different types of searching!