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Santa Clara County Library Visitors Learn Tips and Tricks For Searching Library Catalog

WHAT:

Santa Clara County Library is offering workshops for library users interested in learning how to access the library catalog. During the first 30 minutes, a demonstration will be conducted followed by 30 minutes hands-on practice.
These one-hour workshops will teach tips and tricks to:

  • Search for library materials
  • Place holds and renew materials
  • Add reviews, ratings, tags and lists to the catalog

WHO:

Santa Clara County Library Instructors

WHEN AND WHERE:

Thursday, January 27, 7:00 p.m.
Milpitas Library, 160 North Main Street, Milpitas (408) 262-1171
Wednesday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.
Campbell Library, 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell (408) 866-1991

WHY:

Santa Clara County Library catalog is used to find the 1.8 million items in the Library collection. In 2010, the catalog was accessed 6.6 million times.

The Santa Clara County Library includes two book mobiles, a online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving, Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2010 Santa Clara County Library had 290,985 library card holders, recorded 3,743,000 visitors, and 12 million items were borrowed.

The Santa Clara County Library mission is to be an open forum promoting knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. The library provides free access to informational, educational, and recreational materials and services. In response to community needs, the library provides diverse resources on a wide variety of subjects and viewpoints and helps people use these resources.

Media Contacts: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa, Office of Public Affairs (408) 299-5119; Nancy Howe, Deputy County Librarian (408) 293-2326 x3080
Posted: January 27, 2011