Books will provide an in-depth look at a topic, but on a broader scale. However, due to publishing schedules, they may not have the latest information. You will use the library catalog to look up books about specific topics, or you may browse certain areas to find relevant titles. Most books may be checked out with a valid photo ID card.
The library catalog contains all the materials owned by the Tyree Library. You can search for a topic (keyword), title, author, or subject heading, and you may also search for different formats (including eBooks, videos, audio, and more). Circulating books and media check out at the first floor Circulation Desk.
Input your search terms in the box, as covered in the previous section.
The results of your search are presented in a list, with the newest results at the top. You can change the order of this list by choosing one of the Sort Options at the top of the list.
Each item in your results list has an header identifying it as a book, video, magazine, etc. For full information about the material, click the title.
View the Details section for more information about the item, including the Subjects, which may help you refine your search for better results.
If you would like to retrieve and check out the item, look in the Availability section.
Write down the entire call number (Example: ML350.M85 2004) and use the Locate button to note which floor the material is on.
Make sure it says it is Available. If an item is Not Available, it may be already checked out or missing.
Once you have the call number and the floor (as shown by the Locate button), you will need to look for the item.
Each aisle includes a guide to which call numbers are included. In this example, this aisle on the third floor contains books with call numbers between LB2328 and LC111.
Books are ordered by call number, with the call number located on the spine:
Any item that checks out may be sent to an SF Center. Follow these steps to request an item.
Click the Sign in link under the Availability section. You will log in with your Office 365 account.
Now the Place a Hold button will appear.
On this form, change the Pickup Location to your Center.
Finally, click Send Request.
Books will be delivered to your Center's reception desk within 2 business days. You may also return the book to the reception desk.
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Hello! This video tutorial will demonstrate how to have items from the Lawrence W. Tyree Library on the Northwest Campus sent to you at your Center for pickup and return.
The Tyree Library on the Northwest Campus has many physical resources, including books and videos. However, you do not need to physically travel to the Northwest Campus to use these items. Instead, you may request delivery of items to your Center.
Use the library catalog to find items in the library collection. To access the library catalog, click the Catalog link on the library website or use the quick search box.
Type a title, author, or topic in the search box. Use as few words as possible in order to receive the best search results. For more instructions on searching the library catalog, view our library catalog tutorial.
The library collection includes a variety of formats, including physical books, eBooks, videos, and streaming videos. Each result includes a header that indicates its format.
Items with an Available Online link can be read or watched online from any location. Click the link for access information.
Books and videos with a collection and call number are physical items on the shelves at the Northwest Campus Tyree Library. You may request items in most collections, including the Circulating, Youth, New Books, Media, Audiobooks, and CD collections. Click the title to learn more about the item and to begin the process of requesting it.
You may want to double check that the item is available on the shelf before requesting it. If an item is already checked out, you will have a longer wait before it is delivered.
Click the Sign in link to request the item.
On the next screen, choose the Office 365 option.
Sign in, if prompted, using your Office 365 account. You might not see this screen if you are logged in elsewhere to Canvas or your Office 365 email.
Once you are signed in, you will now see the option to Place a hold.
Choose your Center under Pickup Location and then Send Request. You do not need to include the pickup date or add a comment; these are optional.
Your item should be available at your Center within three business days. You can pick it up at your Center’s reception desk. If you are on Blount Campus, pick it up in Blount Hall, room 213. When you are finished with the item, return it to the same location.
If you need the item for longer than the due date, you can renew it. In the library catalog, click your name and then My Loans.
On this screen, you can see what items you have checked out and when they are due. You will also be able to renew the items here.
Items in the Reference, Ready Reference, and Reserves collections do not leave the Tyree Library and do not have an option to place a hold. Instead, look for the Request a scan option, which appears when you are logged in.
Include as much information as possible about what part of the book you would like scanned and sent to you, such as a chapter number, a page range, or a topic. Because of copyright limitations, only a small section of a book can be scanned.
This concludes the video tutorial on item delivery to the Centers. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian:
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Library Catalog from Lawrence W. Tyree Library on Vimeo.
Hello! In this video tutorial, we will explore how to use the library catalog to find items in the collection of the Lawrence W. Tyree Library.
Located on the Northwest Campus, the Lawrence W. Tyree Library at Santa Fe College has many books, videos, and audio material available for you to borrow for free. You will use the library catalog to look for physical items held in the library, as well as online resources like eBooks and streaming videos.
First, select the Library link on the Santa Fe College website to access the library website.
On the library website, click the Catalog button.
In the library catalog, you can search for a title, author, or topic. The default is a Keyword search, which looks for your terms anywhere in the library catalog. The keyword search returns the most results, but the results might not exactly match what you're looking for.
Click the Keyword option to change how you search. You can limit your search terms to the Title or Author of an item. If you know the Library of Congress subject heading for your topic, choose Subject. Subjects are like hashtags for an item and lead to more relevant results, but you do need to know the correct terms.
Let's search for a topic. If you are looking for items related to a topic, but don't know the subject heading, use the default keyword search. This search is for zombies.
All results matching your search appear. You can limit your results using the options under Filter your results. For instance, you may wish to limit to a specific type of format, like a print book, or only show results that are available on the shelf.
All search results have a header indicating the format of the item. Items that can be read or watched online have an Available Online link. Physical items include information about the collection and call number. Click the title of an item to learn more.
This is the full record of an item, in this case, a book. The record gives you more information about the book, as well as how to find it.
You can scroll down to the Details section to learn more about the item. Some records include a summary or a table of contents, which can help you decide if the item is what you are looking for.
You should also look at the Subjects. These are terms you can use to find more items that match what you are looking for.
Once you identify possible subjects, you can use those terms in a subject search within the library catalog. Subject searches will have fewer results than a keyword search but should more closely match what you are looking for.
The Availability section of the record includes information about how to find the item. The green Available text means it is on the shelf. This book is in the Circulating Collection, where you will find most of the books in the Tyree Library.
All items in the Library are arranged by call number. A call number is an address for the item and helps you find it in the Library. Most collections in the Tyree Library use the Library of Congress Classification system and are a combination of letters and numbers. Copy the full call number, including the year.
Finally, click the Locate button to see a map of where you will find the item in the Library. This identifies which of the Library's three floors you should go to, as well as the general area within the floor. This book is on the third floor.
Each aisle includes a range of call numbers to help you locate your item. Use the call number ranges on each shelf to find the correct aisle.
Then, use the call number to locate the item on the shelf. Call numbers are organized first by the initial letters, then the numbers, and then the next letters. Letters are ordered alphabetically. Numbers are ordered from smallest to largest.
Bring the item to the first floor Circulation Desk to borrow (or "check out"). You will need your Santa Fe College ID card or another form of photo ID.
There are other collections and other types of materials in the library, such as the Media Collection on the second floor and the Vinyl Collection on the first floor. Use the Locate button and call numbers, just like with books, to find these items.
Items in the Reference Collection are not available to borrow and do not leave the Library, but you may use them in the building.
Online resources in the library catalog, such as streaming videos and eBooks, have an Available Online link. Click that link and log in, if prompted, to view the full text or watch the video.
You may see the items you have borrowed by clicking Sign in in the upper right corner of the library catalog.
Choose the Office 365 option and then sign in with your Office 365 account.
Click your name, and then and choose My Loans.
On this screen, you can see which items you have borrowed and when they are due back to the Library. If you need the items for a longer period of time, you may request to renew the items on your account.
Use the Ask Us! button in the library catalog to ask for help from a librarian through online chat. Please ask us if you have any questions!
This concludes the video tutorial on using the library catalog. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian:
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eBooks are books that are available to read online. They contain the same information as print books. Some titles are available in both formats (online and print), while others may only be available in one format. eBooks may be accessed from home at any time and day, even if the Library is closed.
eBooks will appear in the library catalog. To retrieve only eBooks, you can use the eBooks tab on the quick catalog search box on the library website.
Alternately, in the full library catalog, you can change the Library Catalog drop-down box to eBooks.
eBooks have a book material header and a green Available Online link.
Click the title or the Available Online link to view the eBook's record. Then, look for the full text links in the View Online section. Log in, if prompted, with your Office 365 account.
Use your Office 365 login This link opens in a new window to access online resources.
Username: SFID@sfcollege.edu (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org)
Password: your eSantaFe/eStaff password
A collection of humanities-related, scholarly books.
An online library of encyclopedia, dictionaries, and reference books that are easily searchable by topic. Credo is an excellent starting place for students doing background research on their topic.
Includes the College Complete collection of over 25,000 titles covering the subject areas that most college curriculum requires. The Ebook Central search engine makes finding books on topics easy as well as quickly checked out to be read online or downloaded to a computer or device immediately.
Searchable collection of eBooks selected for Florida's College System. Includes downloadable versions of titles for portable e-readers (view tutorial on downloading eBooks).
Includes over 400 different reference sources, including encyclopedia, almanacs, and dictionaries.
Provides online access to Salem Press eBooks. Subject areas include literature, history, science, health, and careers.
Use of these collections requires you to have a public library card, which is free for Florida residents.
A collection of digital books and audiobooks.
This collection includes technical and business eBooks.
In order to download eBooks, you will first need to create an Adobe ID.
Regular Kindles are not supported, but Kindle Fires, Nooks, and other eReaders are.
eBooks from Lawrence W. Tyree Library on Vimeo.
Hello! In this video tutorial, we will explore how to use the library catalog to find and read eBooks held by the Lawrence W. Tyree Library at Santa Fe College.
eBooks are books where the full text is available entirely online. There are two ways to search exclusively for eBooks. For the quickest method, use the catalog search box on the Library's website. Click the eBooks tab and then type in a title, author, or topic. All results will be eBooks.
Alternatively, you can use the full library catalog. Click the Catalog button on the library website.
To limit your search in the library catalog to only eBooks, click the Library Catalog drop-down box and change it to eBooks.
Now, you can type in what you are looking for. To limit your search, you can change the Keyword option to title, author, or subject.
In this example, let’s look for eBooks written by Jane Austen. Click the Keyword option to change it to Author and type in Jane Austen.
The results now show all matching eBooks in the library collection. Each result should have a green Available Online link. Click the title of a result to view more information.
The link to access the full text is available in the View Online area. You may also scroll down to the Details area to learn more about the eBook.
Once you click the full-text link, you may be prompted to sign in using your Office 365 account. You might not see this screen if you are logged in elsewhere to Canvas or your Office 365 email.
Next, a new window or tab opens with the eBook's details. The Library subscribes to several eBook providers, so you may see different interfaces. This is the ProQuest Ebook Central database.
You can read the eBook by selecting Read Online or by using the Table of Contents to jump to a chapter or section.
To navigate the eBook, use the arrows in the top right corner or simply scroll through the book. You can also enter a specific page number where the page is displayed or use the linked Table of Contents. To search within the full text of the eBook, enter your search terms into the search box.
Most eBooks can also be downloaded for a specific amount of time but will require the installation of special software. Click the Download Book option and then follow the prompts. View the Downloading eBooks tutorial for more detailed information.
This concludes the video tutorial on finding and reading eBooks. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian.
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The call number:
Like most other college libraries, the Lawrence W. Tyree Library organizes items (books, videos, etc.) using the Library of Congress Classification System. Most public and school libraries use the Dewey Decimal System to organize their library materials.
Each Library of Congress call number begins with 1-3 letters. In the catalog, the call number looks like this: NC890.M3713 2016
On the book's spine, the call number looks like this: