The Encore Online Library Catalog contains records for all items in the Bloomfield Public Library collection, as well as records for every library item owned by each of the 30 libraries in our consortium (which includes libraries in north-central CT).
- Your initial Encore search is based on keywords, and will return results based on all item formats. Search all libraries in our consortium at once, or select one library to search using the dropdown box at the top of the page. Enter a keyword into the search box click the search button.
- To limit your search results, use the filters in the “Refine By” section on the left side of the screen.
To limit your search results to a particular item format (book, CD book, DVD, etc.), use the Format filter. You can apply several limits to the same search using the filter selections.
To limit your search results to either Prosser Library or McMahon Wintonbury Library, if you haven’t done so already, select the library name from the list under the Libraries filter – you may need to click the “more” button to see the full list of library names.
- To perform an advanced search in the online library catalog, click “Advanced Search” under the search box. Use the dropdown box to select a search field – keyword, title, author, or subject. Enter your search terms in the box next to the field. You also have the option to limit the search to a particular item type (book, DVD, CD, etc.) under Format, and to a particular library under Collection, as well as limit by language and publication date. Using the Location filter, you can limit your search to Children or Adult collections.