The Mayo libraries are using employee id badges as library cards, so you don't have to carry an extra card around with you when you want to check out materials. Please bring your badge when borrowing materials from the library.
To access your library record, you need:
With a barcode and PIN, you can log into your library account and:
The Library does not charge overdue fines. However you will be billed for replacement of items that are damaged or not returned. You will be notified of the replacement process via e-mail. If recalled materials are not returned promptly, you will be notified of the replacement process by library staff. If you fail to return or replace the library material, your deparmental supervisor will be contacted. If unresolved, your department will be billed for the replacement.
Replacement fee is based on the purchase price of the newest available edition of the title plus a $75.00 processing fee.
You may replace a damaged or lost item by purchasing a new copy of the latest edition to avoid the $75.00 processing fee. Substitutions for titles that are out-of-print can be made with permission from appropriate Library Staff. Please contact your campus library before replacing any item(s). Library staff will work with you to decide how quickly an items needs to be replaced and advise various vender options if appropriate.
Type the keyword you want to find. For example:
Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n
Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.
Example : stocks and bonds
Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)
|Field limits||A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).|
|Grouping||Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.|
When searching multiple words the system will automatically supply the Boolean "and" operator between each word; multiple words entered for the search will all occur somewhere in the retrieved records though not necessarily in the order entered. Both examples on the right will retrieve the same results.
Search for complete phrases by enclosing them in quotation marks. Words enclosed in double quotes will appear together in all results exactly as typed.
A phrase Search:
"university science department"
* Matches any number of non-space characters, starting at the specified position in the word. For example, "comput*" will match all words that begin with "comput" (e.g., "computer", "computation", etc.).
The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string.
? You may use a question mark ('?') to replace a single character anywhere within a word.
Use AND or OR to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use AND NOT to exclude words. Select the operator you wish to use from the selection list on the Advanced Search form.
Field limits may be specified by selecting a field limit from the selection list. These limits appear before the word or phrase to be searched. A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
Most relevant titles
Highly relevant titles
Very relevant titles
Other relevant titles
If you have a favorite author or subject for which you often search when using the catalog, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time and let you place reserves on new materials quicker.
Library cardholders may renew their own materials online. All material may be renewed except for materials with reserves and materials on which you owe fines.