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What is a catalog?

shelves of bookslibrary catalog is a listing of all the items held by that library. It will pull up books, movies, video games, journal articles, digital content, and so much more. 

If you know it, you can search for an item by it's title or author. BUT you can also search just using a keyword.

Alvin Sherman Library's Catalog can be found in multiple ways:

Broward County Public Library's Catalog is separate from ours and can be found at:




NovaCat Search Tips:

Use the library's catalog to search for materials such as books, ebooks, DVDs, etc., by keyword, author, or title. Click on an entry on the results list to view an item's availability, location, and call number.

  1. No results? Check your spelling or the fields you searched in. Selecting different fields will produce different results.

  2. Too few results? Go back and expand your search by using synonyms or related terms.

  3. Too many results? Go back and use the advanced search filters to limit your search.

Need help? Ask a Librarian!