Using the PrairieCat online catalog (AKA Encore)

This is a video series on how to search the Encore online catalog.

Introduction to the Encore online catalog for library patrons. The presenter demonstrates how to sign in with your library card, view account settings, opt in for text alerts, and opt in for reading history.

Searching on Encore, Part 1: The presenter demonstrates how to search for items, narrow searches by library location or format, and place holds

Searching on Encore, Part 2: The presenter demonstrates how to search for items, explains keyword searching, and explains formats of items.

Searching on Encore, Part 3: The presenter demonstrates how to search and place holds for items that have multiple volumes, such as magazines, multi-disc DVD sets, and graphic novels.

Searching on Encore, Part 4: The presenter demonstrates how to search using the Advanced Search feature, which helps to narrow searches.

Searching on Encore, Part 5: The presenter demonstrates how to search for items that have not been published yet by using the On Order searching method.

Searching on Encore, Part 6: The presenter demonstrates how to search using the asterisk key, which helps searches by functioning as a wildcard.

Searching on Encore, Part 7: The presenter demonstrates how to use the bookcart option and how to save items to a list.

Please contact the library if you have any questions. Thank you!

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