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New Catalog: Tips and Tricks

Part 2: Reading Your Search Results

What’s with the new catalog display that groups items together?

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What’s a Title Group?

The new catalog groups all the different formats of the same title together: Book, eBook, Audiobook, eAudiobook, and Large Type, so that you can easily find many versions of the same book.

The Title Group is like an umbrella, under which all the formats hang out:

Title Group


Click on the blue Format button (Book, eBook, etc) to find information about the specific version of the title you’re looking for, including call numbers and copy due dates:

Title Group Book More Info


A note about Title Groups: DVDs of films based on a book are not grouped within a Title Group, because they are not actually a matching text.

Similarly, an updated edition of a book or DVD will have its own Title Group.


New Catalog, Part 3 – Coming Soon!


Comments (5)

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  1. Joan Grey says:

    I like the new format, as I’m getting used to it. Is there an easy way to return an ebook, so others can check it out, if I finish before the due date?

  2. Judy Miller says:

    I miss the convenient best seller lists. Can you bring them back?

    • Web Editor says:


      The best sellers list is a feature that we are working to recreate in the new catalog – look for it soon!

  3. Mobrella says:

    Thank you for producing a “new & improved” website that is actually an improvement! Impressed that the Arlington County Library System was able to leverage an existing system to minimize cost & effort. It is a joy to have the entire catalog at my “virtual” fingertips!

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