Let’s Look for Books!
We were looking through the statistics we collect on the library and we are exceptionally proud of the work we did this year in developing the Main Library Collection. We focused on areas of weakness like Fiction for Middle-Grade readers as well as Non-Fiction for those looking for some self-improvement.
With that said, I thought it would be a good idea to put in a bit on the library catalog and how to use it effectively. You can find our catalog on the Main Library website at: library.isb.ac.th
There are loads of resources there, including access to the databases and our research guides used when working with students. However, the catalog can be a little bit tricky to use. Here are some steps to follow when looking for books.
- On the home page you will see a rotation of some of the most Popular Titles, Collections (these are groups of books by genre), Audiobooks, and Recently Added books.
- Start with just a search. In the search bar, you can type an author’s name, the title of a book or, a keyword
- When you get your results you can see if a book is IN or OUT – if it is out, email the library staff or me (firstname.lastname@example.org) to hold the book for you, and we will notify you when it is returned.
- Click on the Title you are interested in reading. It will tell you more about the tile and a summary of the title.
- If we don’t have a book you are looking for let us know. We consider all requests. They need to fit into our collection policy guidelines. If they do, we will purchase the title and let you know when it arrives. If we have to make the decision that it doesn’t fit in the collection, then we will notify you.