Harvard College Library

The New Online HOLLIS Catalog:
Features Benefit Students, Faculty, Staff

May 16, 2002 -- This summer, when Harvard rolls out the new and improved online HOLLIS catalog, library patrons -- faculty, students, staff, and other researchers -- will benefit from a number of new features. The catalog is entirely web-based, has a new format and design, offers users a variety of new and more functional features, and gives users more control over their library transactions. Access to the HOLLIS catalog will be via the Harvard Libraries portal (http://lib.harvard.edu), which contains general information about the libraries, such as hours of operation and locations.

Using the new HOLLIS catalog and a University PIN (request online at http://www.pin.harvard.edu), users can interact with the library electronically from dorm, home, or office to: renew, hold, or recall items; renew books from multiple libraries at the same time; view a list of items checked out; check fines online.

Search features have also been refined and expanded. In the new HOLLIS:

Searches can be limited to an individual library or a user-selected group of libraries.

Searches can also be limited to journals, reserves, or E-resources.

The new HOLLIS offers onscreen lists of languages, formats, and library names with which to refine a search. There is no need to look elsewhere for limit codes.

Searches using part of a word to find all forms of the word are now more flexible.

Users can see the status and location of Harvard reserve books without searching a separate database.

Users can return to previous searches and modify, combine, or review them.

Questions regarding the new HOLLIS online catalog can be emailed to aipcomment@hulmail.harvard.edu.

This story appears courtesy of the Harvard College Library Communications Office
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