Catalog Frequently Asked Questions
The Online Catalog allows you to see and place holds on the books, DVDs, CD's, and other holdings of all 34 public and community college libraries in San Mateo County that belong to the Peninsula Library System consortium.
Use the drop down menu to choose keyword (the default), author, title, series, tags, reviews, subject, or call number. Type your search term(s) into the second box. Use the Advanced Search to limit by type of materials, language, age group or branch location.
Yes, you can. Make sure you are signed into your eBranch account. Then you can add items to your bookbag from the Search Results and the Item Detail screen. You may save as many items as you like for as long as you like. When you are ready to place a hold on one or more items in your bookbag, select My Bookbag from the righthand menu, then select the items you wish to request and click the 'Request Items' button.
When you check on this box in the Advanced Search, the catalog will only display items that are actually in the library and on the shelf or waiting to be shelved. This will not limit the search to your particular branch unless you also limit to a specific location. Please note that doing both of these at the same time may limit the results that you will see.