Search The London Library’s Catalogue with Catalyst

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The London Library’s new catalogue search tool, Catalyst is now live.  This is an exciting development for the Library, allowing members to search our print and online resources simultaneously.

What does Catalyst contain?

Books and Journals – All of the Library’s books and journals acquired since 1950 are now on Catalyst, as well as a substantial and growing number of titles from our earlier catalogues.

eJournals – All the eJournals the Library subscribes to can be found by title in Catalyst and the content of 95% of our subscription eJournals can also be retrieved by Catalyst.

Databases – All of our subscription online databases can be found by title in Catalyst and the content of a number of databases including the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Who’s Who, and the Oxford Dictionary of Art can also be retrieved by Catalyst.  We expect to be able to add the content of more databases in the future. Catalyst has a mobile friendly view which allows you to search on your mobile device. The site is responsive and adapts automatically to the mobile view when the screen size reduces to under 500 pixels.

How to use Catalyst – Members wishing to use Catalyst should select the Sign in option from the top right hand corner on any Catalyst screen and you will be taken to a login screen.  You will need your membership number or the barcode from your London Library membership card and your PIN.  If you have forgotten your PIN please contact the Membership Office and they will be pleased to help.

For members who would like to know more, The London Library will be holding demonstration sessions at the Library for members.

Tuesday 27th January 10.15am – 11am or 11.15am – 12pm
Wednesday 28th January 2.15pm – 3pm or 3.15pm – 4pm
Thursday 29th January 2.15pm – 3pm or 3.15pm – 4pm
Friday 30th January 10.15am – 11am or 11.15am – 12pm 

Numbers at each session will be limited, to reserve a place please contact Amanda Stebbings.



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