Simply type the words you wish to find in the box. Click the icon for the type of search or hit enter to search all categories. To search for an exact match, put a period after the word (i.e. "CATS.").
How to Do a Boolean Search
Boolean Search is the default search. Click on the Boolean search tab and type the first word you wish to find in the box. Choose the type of search from the drop-down menu. You can also specify other words to you wish to include or omit.
How to Select Items by Grade Level and/or Format
Searches for some subjects may yield hundreds of hits. To refine your search select by grade level and/or format. Use the Boolean search and the appropriate field from the drop-down menu to search for a specific format and/or grade level.
To Limit by Grade Level:
Select Interest Code from drop down menu and use one of the following terms.
preschool ~ for preschool & early childhood
kindergarten ~ for kindergarten only
primary ~ for indergarten through 3rd grade
intermediate ~ for 4th - 6th grade
middle school ~ for 6th - 9th grade
high school ~ for 9th - 12th grade
To Limit by Format:
Select Medium from drop down menu and use one of the following terms.
activity card art reproduction book cartographic materials computer file costume die cut electronic resource
equipment flash card game kit manipulative model picture realia
serial slide sound recording test toy transparency video (for tape and DVD)
How to Place a Reservation Using either the simple search or Boolean search, find the item that you wish to place on reserve and either contact the IMC and we will reserve it for you or you may place your own reservation online.
To place an order online, you must login with a patron barcode and password. To obtain a patron barcode and password, please contact the IMC.
Once you have located the item you would like to reserve:
Scroll to the bottom of the page
Click on PLACE RESERVATION,located on the right side
When requested use your login information (see above)
A new window will open and two calendars will appear with the available dates you can choose in white. They correspond to your district's van delivery. Dates that are unavailable are in blue.
You can move the calendars forward and back by using the arrows
Click on the calendar date you want the item to be delivered to your district, it will appear in the START DATE
Leave the END DATE blank, the software knows when the item is due back (3 weeks)
Click on PLACE RESERVATION
A note in small font confirming the reservation will appear in the center of the page
Online reservations received by 10:00 AM will be processed on the same day.
How to Check Your Status To find out what you have currently checked out, on reserve and overdue you must first login with a patron barcode and password.First login. Then click on the link for Patron Details, located on the left side of the screen. A new window will open containing your information.
How to Obtain a Patron ID and Password To find out what you have currently checked out, on reserve and overdue and to place an order online, you must login with a patron barcode and password. To obtain a patron barcode and password, contact the IMC or use the request an IMC accountform.
How to Renew Items Any item can be renewed if no one is waiting for it. To renew, login and renew or request a renewal by contacting the IMC or complete an online renewal form.
How to Change or Delete a Reservation A reservation can be changed by logging in, clicking on RESERVATION tab and editing the reservation. Contact the IMC if you have questions.