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1 How To Use OPAC

2 How To Find Books?

3 What is OPAC?

4 What is OPAC? An acronym for: Online Public Access Catalogue
A database used for searching books. Also used for checking your library account, renewal of books and make reservation if the book is on loan.

5 You can access OPAC at

6 What can be done by OPAC ? Details of books Reserve books Location of
Renew books Status of the books Account information

7 How to locate items using OPAC ?

8 Browse Search - By Title
Select Title To see if the material is in the library, you may select “Title” search and enter the exact title. Do not key in the articles ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘the’ if they appear at the beginning of the title.

9 Browse Search - By Author Or, you may select “Author” search.

10 Browse Search - By Subject
Select Subject “Subject” search allows you to search for same materials in particular subject area in the library, e.g. “management”

11 Browse Search - By Call Number
Select Call Number If you know the “Call Number”, you may use “Call Number” search.

12 Viewing Records After you have identified the title you want, e.g. “Seven habits of highly effective people”, you will see the “Title Search Screen” as shown above.

13 Click the title to find out more information.
Viewing Records Click “item” to view the location(s) of the book. Click the title to find out more information.

14 Check the “location” of the items.
Viewing Records Check the “location” of the items.

15 Viewing Records If the item is “Available” in your faculty library, you may take down the “Call Number” and get it from the shelf.

16 What is Call Number ? Each book in the library has a unique “call number”. A “call number” is like an address: it tells us where the book is located in the library.

17 Viewing Records: Other Information
Number of copies checked out Available copies On hold copies Number of people requested

18 Keyword Search – Using “AND”
If you cannot remember the full title of the book, you may do a “Keyword” search, for example, “seven habits people”, then select “title”.

19 Keyword Search – Using “AND”
OR, If you can remember the name of the “author” and a few words of the “title”, you may do a “combination” of “author” and “title” search.

20 Keyword Search – Using “OR”
Use “OR” to broader a search, for example, “html” OR “xhtml”, you will get books on both “html” OR “xhtml”.

21 Keyword Search – Using “NOT”
You may use “NOT” to filter out those titles that you don’t want, for example, “html” NOT “xhtml”, you will get books on “html” but not “xhtml”.

22 Keyword Search – Using “Anywhere”
Select Anywhere search “Anywhere” search allows you to search for materials found in Title, Author and Subject fields.

23 THE END For further information, please contact the library staff on duty from any of our libraries during office hours or to

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