Save a preferred search

Want to save your search criteria in the catalog for future use? Creating a "preferred search" saves your search terms and other criteria that you specify (author, subject, format, location, etc).

You can then quickly run this same search on future visits or set up a notification to be alerted when new material is added that meet your search criteria.

Create a preferred search

  1. Sign in to your library account.
  2. Set up your search.
  3. Once your search is ready, select Search.
  4. On the search results screen, select Save as preferred search

You can save your search even if no results were found (e.g. looking for a title hasn't been added to our catalog yet).

Delete a preferred search

  1. Sign in to your library account (or select Return To Your Record if already signed in).
  2. Select Preferred Searches.
  3. Select the Mark to Remove box next to the search term(s) you want to delete, then select Update List.

Access your preferred search

  1. Sign in to your library account (or select Return To Your Record if already signed in).
  2. Select Preferred Searches.
  3. Select the Search link next to the search you want to use.

Set up notifications

We'll send you an email when we receive new material matching your search criteria. 

  1. Sign in to your library account (or select Return To Your Record if already signed in).
  2. Select Preferred Searches.
  3. Mark the checkbox under Mark for Email next to the search you want to receive notifications about.
  4. Select the Search link next to the search you want to use.
  5. Select Update List.