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Tutorial: Using the Catalog and Your Library Account  

Don't let the online catalog frustrate you! This guide will walk you through how to search for items, request items from other libraries using the catalog, log-in to your account online, and renew materials once you are logged in.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

JALC Library's Catalog Print Page

Table of Contents

  • ILL-Interlibrary Loan
    How to request items to be delivered from other libraries if John A. Logan College Library doesn't own them or have access to them.
  • Your Library Account
    How to set up your library account so you can check due dates, renew items online, and place holds.
  • Requests and Holds
    How to request an item from another library within the Illinois Heartland Library System and how to be notified when a book that is checked out to another patron becomes available for you to check out.

What's in the catalog?

When patrons search our online catalog, they will find the following materials:

  1. Books—At John A. Logan College library, we maintain a collection to support the curriculum of the college. The collection includes many volumes for research and supplementary texts for courses, including fiction.
  2. DVDs/Videos—DVDs and VHS tapes are available for students to view in the Learning Lab and for faculty and staff to check out and use within their courses.
  3. Government Documents—John A. Logan College Library is a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program; thus, the library has up to date information from the government on a variety of topics relating to the needs of the region we serve.

Quick Library Search

Tips for a basic search of the catalog:

  • do not type entire phrases, pick a few words to represent your search inquiry rather than an entire phrase
  • pay attention to the suggested searches that appear under the search bar, these suggestions may help you find what you are looking for faster
  • use the  “Limit by” drop-down menu to narrow your search to JALC library or a specific format
  • check which books have recently been added to our collection in the "New Books" display under the search bar

Search the Catalog

Put what you've learned into practice by searching our catalog!

Search catalog for:

Reference Librarian

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Morgan Chester
Contact Info
(618) 985-3741 ext. 8338
700 Logan Dr.
Office C121A
Carterville, IL 62918
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