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Need help? Watch this video tutorial, "How to Use the CESA 10 IMC"

Borrowing Materials
Any employee of a member school district  may borrow materials from the CESA 10 IMC.

 

Circulation Period
All items are checked out for 3 weeks. Materials can be renewed.

 

Logging into the Catalog

  • Click on Search the IMC Catalog
  • Click on PATRON LOGIN (upper left screen)
  • Type in your login information

(login: user ID# or Email Address)
(password)

PATRON DETAILS is available once you login. From that screen you can see what is checked out, overdue and on reserve.

 

Renewing ItemsAny item can be renewed if no one is waiting for it. There are several ways to renew items:

 

Searching the Catalog

How to Do a Simple Search

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 account form.

 

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.

 

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