Type the keyword you want to find. For example:
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n
Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
|Field limits||A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).|
|Grouping||Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.|
When searching multiple words the system will automatically supply the Boolean "and" operator between each word; multiple words entered for the search will all occur somewhere in the retrieved records though not necessarily in the order entered. Both examples on the right will retrieve the same results.
Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes will appear together in all results exactly as typed.
A phrase Search:
"university science department"
* Matches any number of non-space characters, starting at the specified position in the word. For example, "comput*" will match all words that begin with "comput" (e.g., "computer", "computation", etc.).
The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string.
? You may use a question mark ('?') to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Use AND or OR to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use AND NOT to exclude words. Select the operator you wish to use from the selection list on the Advanced Search form.
Field limits may be specified by selecting a field limit from the selection list. These limits appear before the word or phrase to be searched. A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
Most relevant titles
Highly relevant titles
Very relevant titles
Other relevant titles
If you have a favorite author or subject for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time and let you place reserves on new materials quicker.
Library cardholders may renew their own materials online. All material may be renewed except for materials with reserves and materials on which you owe fines.
Wisconsin Valley Library Services Text Message Service
The text message service gives you the option to receive text messages from Wisconsin Valley Library Services on your mobile device. After you opt into this service we will send you a text message when a hold is ready for pickup, an item is almost due, or an item is overdue. Contact the library for specific information about when you'll receive alerts.
To self-register for SMS notifications using the online catalog, please:
*log in to your profile in the online catalog: https://catalog.wvls.org/patroninfo. *click the "Modify Personal Information" link on the left sidebar menu. *enter your mobile phone number (as: 1112223333). *check the "Opt In" box. *review the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies. *scroll down and click the "submit" button. For any further assistance, please contact your local library directly.
You can choose to opt out of the text message service at any time.
Pricing: Standard text message charges apply.
Short Code Information
Text messages are sent from short codes 82453 or 35143. You will never receive any content from any other source.
To get help with the text message service, you may email us or text HELP to 82453 or 35143
Opt In/Opt-Out info
To opt out, text STOP, STOP ALL, END, QUIT, CANCEL or UNSUBSCRIBE to 82453 or 35143 from your device and we will unsubscribe you from our service. You will not receive any additional text messages.
You may also opt out by logging into your patron record and updating your patron record.
Frequency of messages
The number of messages received is based on the activity in your account. The Library does not charge for this service, standard message charges apply.
Carriers supported on the program
- Cellular One
- Cin Bell
- US Cellular