The Preferred Searches feature allows you to create and save searches on your favorite authors, subjects, or titles. The system can automatically e-mail you when the library acquires items matching those saved searches (with the exception of Keyword or Advanced Searches).
Choose 'Search the Catalog' to and search for your favorite author, subject, title etc.
When the results are displayed, click on the button labeled "Save as Preferred Search" at the top of the screen (You won't see anything happen). Your search will now be saved on your patron record as a Preferred Search.
To view and manage your saved searches click the "Return to My Account" button and then clicking the "Preferred Searches" from the list.
You can execute your Preferred Search by clicking on the word "Search" at the far right. Once you have done a search, you can place a request on the resulting title.
If you would like the library to e-mail you when the library acquires items matching your saved searches, click the "Mark for Email" box next to the saved search.
Click the "Update" list button to save your changes.
Every time an eiNetwork library receives a new title matching your query, you will receive an email message (messages are sent once a week).
Email Notification Information
If your email account screens for bulk mail or junk mail, it may screen out Library Preferred Searches as well. You'll want to allow delivery of messages from Library Alert: firstname.lastname@example.org to your inbox.
If you are an AOL member, please ensure that you have your email controls set to allow email from email@example.com. To check that, go to 'Keyword: MAIL CONTROLS' and verify that you have not selected "Allow mail only from AOL members" nor "Allow mail only from People I Know". If you are using a Custom List, include firstname.lastname@example.org in the "Allow only" list.
Log in to My Account. Click on Preferred Searches. You can execute the search by clicking on the word "Search" at the far right, or you can mark for email to receive an email when a library receives a new title matching your query. Be sure to click on Update to save your changes.
How can I get advice about the best way to search for what I'm interested in?
How many entries can I have in my Preferred Searches list?
You can have 25 Preferred Searches saved in your Account.
What if my email address changes?
If you need to edit or delete your email address fill out the Email notification form with your updated address, or login to My Account and update or delete your email address under 'Modify Personal Information'.
Can I be notified when my local library receives new material, but not about other libraries' new material?
No. You will get email when any eiNetwork library receives material that matches your interests.
Can I reply to the email message and request that the item be held for me?
No. We're sorry, but these messages come from a send-only account, and we can't respond to replies. To place a request, use the link in the email that you receive.
If I receive an email, how do I place a request for something I'm interested in?
There is a link to the specific title within The Catalog in the email message, so placing a request is quick and easy.
How often will I receive email?
It depends on how often the eiNetwork libraries receive materials you're interested in. Email messages are sent out once a week. If the libraries acquire several new titles in one week that match your interests, you will receive one email listing all the titles. If the libraries don't acquire anything that matches your interests, you will receive no email that week.
What if I want to stop receiving email about my Preferred Searches?
Just login to My Account and click on "Preferred Searches." Remove the check marks from your list of searches, and click "Update List."
Will I get "junk" email or "spam" if I sign up for this service?
No, all patron information is private and confidential. We do not release any patron information without an appropriate legal court document.
I'm concerned about privacy. Will the libraries share my Preferred Searches or my email address with anyone?
No, all patron information is private and confidential. We do not release any patron information without an appropriate legal court document State. In addition, library staff cannot view your Preferred Searches in the course of normal operations.
If you provide an email account that you share with someone else, please be aware that these emails will list the titles that match your Preferred Search.
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