Tip from the Staff

There is nothing worse than waiting a week for a good book, coming here to pick it up, only to find you accidentally ordered the movie or cliff notes. Let us help you with that. When you are searching our catalog for say, Where the Crawdads Sing, you may find yourself with a long list of items to choose from. The fastest way to work with this list is to filter it by type using the bar on the top right of the search:

You can filter your search by adult, children, teen, magazines, large print, graphic novel or even by library branch!

If that doesn’t work for you, each list has an icon directly to the left of the item. Look carefully at each icon:

Each icon is clearly labeled, which is a great help!

We hope this helps you master the art of searching the catalog!

-Kristin

 

 

 

TIP from the Staff

Do you love magazines? Can’t resist the glossy covers? Me neither! But they can pile up in the home, take up lots of space and chances are their content will be obsolete quickly. Not to mention the cost!  Yikes!

I will let you in on a little secret. We have over one hundred magazine subscriptions for adults, teens and children. Children can enjoy magazines like Highlights or National Geographic Wild. Teens might like Make or ESPN. Our largest collection though, is for adults. We have a nice variety of magazines on topics like current events, wellness, fashion, home decor, gardening, cooking, crocheting, sports and more! My favorites are HGTV and Real Simple. With your library card, you are allowed unlimited checkouts. Magazines check out for one week and we allow two renewals. Enjoy our magazines for a full three weeks! -Kristin

Searching Our Website

Are you on our website and cannot seem to find what you are looking for? Did you know there is a faster way to find items other than going through the menus?

While on our website http://rogersfreelibrary.org, keep your eye on the right side of the site and scroll down a bit. Right under our social media buttons you will see a search bar. Type in a word or two (less is more) and the site will direct your search. For example, if you wish to see the Bristol High School yearbooks, simply type yearbooks. That will bring you to our Special Collections page. Click on the link and you will see the yearbooks archive.

Here is what the search bar looks like:

Quick Tip!


Ocean State Libraries Catalog

Librarians love to be efficient. And we bet you do too! We realize time is precious, so, now our system automatically renews your items! Remember, this applies only eligible items. If an item is on hold or non-renewable, it will not be renewed.

To log in and view your account click HERE to access the Ocean State Libraries catalog!