TODAY'S TIP - Preferred Searches

If you have a favorite author, musician or subject, and you would like to be notified by email whenever the library gets new materials related to your interests, Preferred Search is the catalog feature for you. You can have as many as 25 Preferred Searches stored in your account.

To create a Preferred Search, simply login to your library record at sfpl.org and then search the catalog. For example, if Bjork is your favorite musician, type Bjork in the author field and click Search. When your search results are returned, click the button called Save as Preferred Search next to the regular search box. Then look at your library record - preferred searches - and put a checkmark in the column "mark for email."

Excelsior Librarians and Staff share tips & tricks to help you make the most of the San Francisco Public Library catalog, databases and website. New tips posted Tuesdays on the Excelsior Blog. Watch this space!