If you’re anything like me, you sometimes get a little over-ambitious when it comes to checking out books from the library. You’re browsing the catalog, trying to find a new cookbook to bring home, and before you know it, you’ve put ten different things on hold–five cookbooks, a beautiful children’s graphic novel, a non-fiction book […]
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Last week, the library hosted its version of Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic holiday tradition that includes exchanging books and drinking cocoa. Several staff members, including myself, picked a few of the books we loved from the previous year to talk about, and it was fun to see how different people reacted to titles we mentioned, growing […]
As retired MLB pitcher Tim Hudson once said, “There’s more than one way to do things. There’s always different points of views and styles of pitching.” Baseball season is back again, with new and eager hopefuls starting in Spring Training, familiar faces returning to rosters, and the shuffle of big money trade deals adding a […]
June is the gateway to the summer season– a busy month of milestones and activities. Getting ready to travel? Looking for something to read or listen to on your commute or while you work out? Or do you just want to keep your mind occupied while you garden, walk the dog, or clean the house? This month we encourage you to discover our handpicked collections of e-books and audiobooks on OverDrive and help the library get more good reads /good listens at the same time by helping us win a contest.
Want to get a quick look at what Princeton Public Library has on the shelves from The New York Times bestseller list? How about finding which award-winning movies are available to check out? Here's an inside tip: our BiblioCommons website shows you the most up-to-date title lists, at your fingertips, just a quick click away.
So you've just finished a wonderful book, or read the last in a great series, or maybe you've been lacking reading material for a while. In any event, the question is sure to arise: What will you read next?
Now that our new website has been up and running for over a year (it was launched in March 2012) many of you lovely library users have probably discovered some of the fun and helpful features the BiblioCommons catalog offers.
To track or not to track, that is the question! How we keep track of the books we've read and the reasons behind each method could be a topic of study for an anthropologist, which I'm not. But I am an inquisitive librarian, so I recently decided to ask friends and colleagues about their book tracking methods.
Responses from 19 adults revealed 8 different methods for keeping track (or not keeping track) of books. Some of those polled use multiple tools, one for the books they want to read and another for the books they have already completed. Here are the results:
The first thing that I like to do before placing a hold on an item is to log in to my library account. I like to do this first because if you are not logged into your account when you try to place your hold, you will be prompted to log in while you are in the middle of placing your hold.
My third post about online accounts explains how to renew your items. Once you have logged in you will be brought to the main page of your account (see my previous post to find out how to register your account and log in for the first time).
My second blog post about online accounts explains how to change your personal details. Once you have logged in you will be brought to the main page of your account (see my previous post to find out how to register your account and log in for the first time).
There have been many significant historical events on this date in history. As a learning exercise I used the "list" feature to put together a "Topic Guide" in our new Bibliocommons catalog highlighting a number of the historical events that have occurred on April 4th.
Seven words come to mind when I think of the new PrincetonPL online catalog. “It’s personal,” first. Then the action words begin to pop into my mind, since doing is at the heart of what you’ll come to the new website and catalog for: Discover, Comment, Rate, Create, Connect. The PrincetonPL Web team first met up with our new BiblioCommons online catalog in 2010. We liked the easy to use, powerful search features and the great design.