The library website’s search feature has been recently updated. There are two important improvements: better website searching and easier holds and recalls of books in the collection.
The new library website search helps you find pages within the library’s website. Pages searched include this blog, the help center, librarian-provided research guides, and our knowledge base of useful databases and links. New faceted search capabilities in the “Refine Search” sidebar allow you to easily narrow in on your area of study.
Holds and recalls are useful ways of making sure that you get the books you need. A hold allows you to request that an on-shelf book be set aside for you. A recall is a way of requesting the return of a book checked out by another person.
Placing holds and recalls in the online catalog is much more convenient than it used to be. Simply log into the catalog through the “My Account” link at the top of the page using your Villanova username and password. The first time you use this feature, you will be prompted to enter your Wildcard number, but the catalog will remember this for you in the future.
If an item is available, click “Place a hold.”
If an item is checked out, click “Recall this.”
If you need an item quickly and do not want to place a recall, you can also request it through E-ZBorrow or ILL.
Questions or problems? You can always contact the library’s information desk at (610) 519-4270.
Contributed by Demian Katz and Alexandra Edwards