Using Basic Features in the CLEVNET Catalog

The online CLEVNET catalog can be used to locate and place holds on titles from home or from inside the library. You can also access your account information & build lists.

To access the catalog type the following URL in your web browser:

Popular links can also be accessed from the catalog home page such as the eMedia collection, research databases, other Clevnet libraries, and information about Clevnet.

Enterprise Catalog

Searching & Limiting Search Results

To perform a simple keyword search, simply type a word into the box and click Search.

Keyword search in library catalog

Leaving the box blank and clicking on “Search” will run a “zero search” which will return all items in the Clevnet catalog.

To narrow the search results, select facets on the left hand “Limit Search Results” sidebar. The option to sort is also available at the top-right of the hit list. You can choose to show only available items, and can include or exclude specific results.

Hit list in library catalog

Publication Date filter in library catalog

It is best to use “Include”.  Exclude does not always work as intended and often returns no results.It is best to use “Include”.

Limited search results in library catalog

In this example, the results are now limited by Material Type & Publication Date.  To clear all of the filters, click “Clear All”. To clear individual facets click on their X in the “Narrowed by:” section of the left-hand frame.

Running an Advanced Search

Advanced search is useful if you plan on limiting your search results by several variables.

Click on Advanced Search.  Search using specific words or by using the options under additional limits.

For example, if I am interested in searching for music CDs by the musician Prince available at the Willoughby Library.  I would setup the following Advanced Search:

  • Library: WIL-EAST/Willoughby
  • Find – Author: Prince
  • Find – Subject: popular music

Advance Search in library catalog

Searching for eMedia using the Catalog

The Clevnet catalog allows you to search for emedia (ebooks, eAudiobooks, & hoopla) and physical materials in the same interface. You can download emedia titles without leaving the catalog.

The keyword search can be limited by the drop box options in the Search Bar. For example, results can be limited to the “Digital Catalog” or “E-books online”.

Limiting results to ebooks only in library catalog

Ebook only results:

Sample ebook results in catalog

eBooks will be available to download in multiple formats.

Ebook Formats in Enterprise Catalog

If you are interested in reading an ebook immediately in the web browser, we recommend selecting the HTML format.  This does not require any additional software or user credentials. If you have  a Kindle device, we recommend selecting the Kindle format.  When selecting the Kindle format, you will be redirected to the Amazon website.  You will be required to sign in to your Amazon account and then select the device you would like the book delivered to.  The Adobe Digital Editions format will only work if you have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer and have an Adobe ID.  If accessing ebooks through the catalog, this format is not recommended.

You can continue to access digital books through the site and the Ovedrive app. The catalog is only a new avenue for accessing our digital content.

Additionally, you are able to view your digital checkouts in addition to your physical checkouts under the Checkouts section in My Account.

Ebook checkouts

Using & Customizing My Account

My Account includes your account preferences, checkouts, holds & fines.  You can change your personal information such as your pin or password.  You can also pay for your fines online.

My Account in the library catalog

To access your account, click on My Account in the upper right hand corner. You will be prompted to login.  Enter your library card number or username and your pin/password. If you forgot your pin, click on the “Forgot my password/ pin” link.

By default, the first thing you’ll see when logging in to you account is the Personal Information/ Change PIN screen.  You do not need to update your PIN.


You can change the default My Account Tab under Preferences.  Select any of the following options:

Preferences in My Account in the library catalog

After changing a preference, select “Update”.

You also have the option to change your preferred pickup library.  You can enable or disable your checkout history under Personal Information/ Preferences.

Is there an app I can use to access the catalog from my smartphone or tablet?

Yes, the Clevnet app is available for both Android and iOS.

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