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SEARCHING WITH POLARIS POWERPAC
Internet Access from Anywhere
It is very important that you read
all of the information on this page before you
start searching for items and placing
SEARCHING WITH POLARIS POWERPAC:
You can use Polaris PowerPAC to
search for titles in all eleven of the libraries in Gila County. We
recommend that you select Payson Public Library before you start
searching so that you can see what is available locally. You can focus your
search by publication dates, formats or materials, target audiences, and
You can select titles from your search
results and request that your library hold them for you to pick up. You will
need a library card and a password to place a request. You must
card you reserved the item with when you come in to pick it up.
To protect your privacy, be sure to log
out when you have finished viewing your account
In the address bar on the Internet type
In the upper right
corner (white box) where it says Switch to another
branch, click on the down arrow, and click on Payson
The KEYWORD search is automatically highlighted in the gray
menu bar at the bottom of the blue bar. This menu bar has other search
options, i.e. Browse, Phrase, Exact, etc.
Type word(s) in the Keyword SEARCH FOR
Select a field in the SEARCH BY box to
choose author, title, subject, etc.
The search results are displayed. When
scrolling through titles for Local Availability - which
indicates our library has the item --
0 (of 1) means that we have one item and it is checked out/currently
unavailable -- 1 (of 1) means it should be on the shelf.
System Availability refers to total items in the County.
DO NOT click on the Place
Request button next to the Full Display button at any
Next click on the blue
word button Availability (or click on the title) to see where the item is on
the shelf, if it is in, or the due date if checked out.
The Select Databases link (in blue text)
under the Search criteria at the upper part of the screen provides a way to
search for items outside of our county system. This can be used for
informational purposes only. Requests must be made through Inter-Library
On the right side of the title there may
be a list of links to other information about the item selected, such as
summaries, book reviews, etc.
The Place Request button next to the Full
Display button orders items that may not be available in our library. Do
not use this button, come in and order these items through Inter-Library
Loan. NOTE: New books, & Audio/Visual materials are never loaned from
Follow the instructions in the Request a
Title section below to request items from our library.
Request ONLY items that are listed under
Local Availability (in the Payson library) through the PowerPAC.
All other requests for books in other libraries in the
county, or books outside of our county, need to be ordered through our
regular InterLibrary Loan process.
To the left of the title is an icon indicating the format of
the item, such as:
Scroll down the list until you find the title you want in the
format you want to reserve. Click on availability. On the left of the
call# there is a grey oval button with a blue tip that says Place Request.
There may be several items here with buttons, click on one whose status is
IN, if there is one. Otherwise, click on this oval button to place your
Type your library card number from the back of your library
card (all 14 digits, no spaces) into the Barcode Number box, if you are not
already logged in.
Type your password in the Password box.
Click LOG IN.
Click Submit Request.
Click on THIS ITEM ONLY.
DO NOT click on First Available Copy -
you will not get your request filled.
The screen will tell you if the request
was placed, or it will tell you how many requests (patrons waiting) are on
the title, and then ask if you wish to continue. If it says that your
account is blocked – please call the Library. When finished click on Return
NOTE: Requests cannot be placed if
you have overdue items, fines or if you have
a change to your patron record.
Make sure that you LOG OUT before you
leave the computer to protect your privacy. There is a LOG OUT button on
the upper corner of the screen by your name & one on the tan menu bar in the
Be aware that the library is notified
of your request(s) on the following business day. As with all other
reserves, we will call you when the item is ready to be picked up at the
circulation desk. You may call us to go pull the item(s) if you need to get
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