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					                                                  Do a Browse Search                                        Click Add to My List to add the title to
Do a Quick Search                                                                                            a list that you can save, print, or send
Follow these steps to do a quick search of        Follow these steps to browse the title, author,            by e-mail.
                                                  subject, or series index.
your library’s catalog from the Polaris
Quick Start page.                                                                                     Request a Title
                                                  1.   Select Search on the menu bar, and
                                                       select Browse in the Search menu.              Follow these steps to request any copy of a
1.   Type a word or words in the Quick                                                                title listed in your search results.
     Library Search box.                          2.   Select Title, Author, Subject, or Series
                                                       from the Search for list.                      1.   Search for the title you want to request.
2.   If you want to limit the search to a
     specific format, select the material type    3.   Type the first few letters of the title, the   2.   Select the title in the search results, and
     in the Limit by box. For example, if you          author’s name, the subject, or the series           click Place Request.
     want to find only DVDs, select DVD in             name in the that begins with box.
     the Limit by box.                                                                                     The log-in form appears.
                                                  4.   Click Go.
3.   Click Go.                                                                                        3.   Type your barcode number or
                                                       The search results list displays the                username, and password or PIN, in the
4.   To return to the Quick Start page, select         browse listings and the number of titles            appropriate boxes, and click Log in.
     Library Info on the menu bar, and                 associated with each listing. Listings of
     select Quick Start in the Library Info            title browse searches may display a                 The request form appears.
     menu.                                             breakdown by type of material.                 4.   Select the name of the library where
                                                                                                           you want to pick up the item in the
Do a Keyword Search                               5.   Click <<Previous 10 Listings or Next
                                                                                                           Pickup Library box.
                                                       10 Listings >> to see previous or
Follow these steps to find titles containing
                                                       subsequent sections of the index.              5.   If you want to activate your request at a
specific words.
                                                  6.   Click a listing to see a list of associated         future time, type the date in the
                                                       titles.                                             Activation Date box. The request will
1.   Click Search on the menu bar, and click
     Keyword in the Search menu.                                                                           be activated immediately if you do not
                                                  Work with Search Results                                 change the activation date.
2.   Type the text to search for in the
                                                  You can do the following actions from a             6.   Click Submit Request.
     Keyword search for box.
                                                  keyword search results list:
                                                                                                      7.   Click Return to search results.
3.   If you want to limit the search to a
     specific format, select a material type in         Click a Sort option at the top or
     the Limit by box. For example, if you               bottom of the page to sort your results.     Check and Update Your Account
     want to find only DVDs, select DVD in
     the Limit by box.                                  Click a page number or the arrow at          Follow these steps to check your account
                                                         the top or bottom of the page to move        and update your personal information.
4.   If you want to search for your text in a            through the list.
     specific field, select the field in the                                                          1.   Click My Account on the menu bar,
     Search by box. For example, if you                 Click Availability to see availability            and click My Record on the My
     know the title contains the word                    information.                                      Account menu.
     Yankee, you enter Yankee in the                    Click Full Display to see detailed
     Keyword Search for box, and select                                                               2.   Log in if necessary.
                                                         information.
     Title in the Search by box.                                                                           The My Record page appears, and the
                                                        Click Place Request to request that               side of the page displays a summary of
5.   Click Go.                                           the library obtain and hold the title for         your account information.
                                                         you to check out.
3.   Click Contact Information and              8.   To cancel one or more requests, do one
     Preferences to display your personal            of the following actions:
     information.
                                                      Select the check box by the title for
4.   To update, type or select the new                 each request that you want to cancel,
     information in the appropriate boxes.             and click Cancel Selected.
5.   Click Submit Change Request to                   Click Cancel All to cancel all your
     submit the new information to the                 requests.
     library.
                                                9.   Click Log Out at the side of the page or
6.   Click Log Out at the side of the page or        on the My Account menu to log out of
     on the My Account menu to log out of            your account.
     your account.

                                                Renew Items Out
                                                Follow these steps to renew the items you
                                                have checked out.
                                                                                                 Quick Start for 4.1
                                                                                                Polaris® PowerPAC™
View and Manage Your Requests
                                                10. Click My Account on the menu bar,
Follow these steps to view, suspend, or             and click Items Out/Renewals on the
reactivate your requests.                           My Account menu.

1.   Click My Account on the menu bar,          11. Log in if necessary.
     and click Requests on the My Account            The Items Out/Renewals list displays
     menu.                                           the format, call number, title, assigned
2.   Log in if necessary.                            library, due date, and number of
                                                     renewals left for each item checked out.
     The list of your current requests is
     displayed.                                 12. To renew one or more items do the
                                                    following actions:
3.   Select the check box by the title for
     each request that you want to suspend            Select the check box by the title for
     or reactivate.                                    each item that you want to renew, and
                                                       click Renew selected items. (If an
4.   Click Suspend/Reactivate Selected or              item cannot be renewed, there is no               Library Catalog
     click Suspend/Reactivate All to                   check box for the item.)                    http://catalog.mainlib.org/
     suspend or reactivate all your requests.
                                                      Click Renew all items to renew all the
5.   The Suspend/Reactivate Hold                       items.
     Requests dialog box appears.
                                                     A message tells you which items have
6.   Type the date when suspended                    been renewed, and whether any
     requests should be reactivated or type          renewals have been blocked.
     today’s date to reactivate an inactive
     request.                                   13. Click Log Out at the side of the page or
                                                    on the My Account menu to log out of                October 2012
7.   Click Submit.                                  your account.

				
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