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Field searching is a technique that lets you search for information that you know will be in a specific field of an item record, such as the title or author. This focuses your search in advance, making your results more relevant from the start.
Quick search and many other finding tools will let you do field searching in advanced search by selecting a field from a drop down menu next to the search box. When you specify a field this way, the finding tool will search for the terms you entered only within that field.
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Select the type of search you want to do. Selecting Keyword provides the broadest search, or use Browse with an exact title, subject, or author's name (in reverse order: King, Stephen). Choose title, author, or subject from the drop down menu on the right, and type your search words in the appropriate text box. For more advanced searches, click on the link for Advanced Search Options, which provides more choices, such as limiting your search to DVDs. When you are finished entering your search terms and setting your menu options, click the Search button. Click on the Details button to bring up the specific item(s). There you can see how many copies the Library owns, if an item is checked out, and how many holds have been placed. Return to FAQs
Once you have identified an item, click on the Place Hold button at the list screen or the Place Hold link in the detail record. Enter your 14-digit Redondo Beach Public Library card number and your PIN (the last four digits of the telephone number associated with your card). Click on the Place Hold button. Your hold will then be placed. If you are placing several holds, you can log in with your card number and PIN at the upper right hand corner of the screen. This will keep you logged in for the duration of your session. Remember to logout when you are finished. You will be notified by email or phone when your hold is ready to pick up, and you will then have 10 calendar days to come to the Library to check the item out. There is no charge for placing a hold, but you will be charged a $1.00 fine if you neglect to check it out once it is ready for you. Your hold will expire after one year, at which time you will have to place the hold again if it hasn't been filled. Return to FAQs
To view your holds, click on My Account, then Review My Account. Enter your 14-digit Redondo Beach Public Library card number and your PIN (the last four digits of the telephone number associated with your card). Click on Display User Information, and then click on Holds. Return to FAQs
How Do I Cancel A Hold? To cancel your holds, click on My Account, then Review My Account. Enter your 14-digit Redondo Beach Public Library card number and your PIN (the last four digits of the telephone number associated with your card). Click on Display User Information, and then click on Holds. Check off the boxes next to the holds you wish to cancel, then click Cancel Selected Holds. If a hold is available and waiting for you to pick up, you cannot cancel that hold. If you do not check out a hold that is waiting for you to pick up, you will be charged a $1.00 fine. Return to FAQs
To activate a suspended hold, click on My Account, then Review My Account. Enter your 14-digit Redondo Beach Public Library card number and your PIN (the last four digits of the telephone number associated with your card). Click on the Holds tab. Check the boxes of the holds you wish to activate (or check Select All). Scroll down to the Activate or Suspend Holds section and choose Activate. Then click the Activate Selected button. Return to FAQs
How Do I Renew My Materials Online? Most materials will be automatically renewed three times. To manually renew materials online, click on My Account, then Renew My Materials. Enter your 14-digit Redondo Beach Public Library card number and your PIN (the last four digits of the telephone number associated with your card). Click on the List Charged Items button. Check off the boxes next to the items you wish to renew by clicking on the square next to the left of the item title. Then click the Renew Selected Items button. You may renew everything at once by checking the Renew All box. Although most items can be renewed three times, Interlibrary Loan books and items which other patrons have placed on hold may not be renewed.
How Do I Request an Item That is Not in the Library Catalog? To request a loan from another library via the Library's Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL), stop by the information desk at the Main Library or North Branch Library to complete an ILL Request Form. Reference Librarians will help you identify and request items from other libraries. A $3.00 nonrefundable search fee per ILL request must be paid when the form is submitted. Only books, microfilm/microfiche, magazine articles and music scores can be requested via ILL (no audiovisual items). Return to FAQs
To search for specific words, enter one or more keywords in the search term box, then click the Search button. To search for a phrase, enclose it in quotes, "like this." Keywords and search terms are not case sensitive. You do not need to use wildcards.
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The term tet refers to people linked by the same destiny or goals. An-tet implies intimacy of all kinds. To speak an-tet to someone is to be completely honest and open, to share all. It also means to sit in council. Roland and his trailmates are both KA-TET and an-tet. An-tet can also imply sexual intimacy. In Wizard and Glass, Roland refers to the first time he and Susan made love as the first time they were together an-tet. A mere sexual encounter does not necessarily imply an-tet.
The term dan-dinh has many meanings. To speak dan-dinh is to open your heart and your mind to another. This term also means Little Leader. The literal interpretation of this term is "May I open my heart to your command."
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In the distant future, humans have developed a form of instantaneous teleportation called "the Jaunt", enabling colonization of the Solar System. Mark Oates and his family are preparing to travel to Mars for a two-year business trip. As the Jaunting service prepares the other passengers, Mark entertains his two children by recounting a semi-apocryphal tale of the discovery and history of the Jaunt. He explains how in 1987 a scientist named Victor Carune inadvertently discovered the ability to Jaunt after years of research when he accidentally teleported two of his own fingers. Although the procedure functioned perfectly when he tested inorganic objects, Carune discovered a side-effect on the mice sent through his two portals. The mice would either die instantly or behave erratically before dying moments later. He eventually discovered that beings of higher neural activity, such as animals and humans, could only survive the Jaunt while unconscious. Mark explains that this is why all people must undergo general anesthesia before Jaunting.
When testing for radon start with a short-term test. The results from your first test will determine what your next steps will be. If the result is 0 to 1.9 pCi/L, retest every 2 to 5 years. If the test result is 2 to 7.9 pCi/L, perform a long-term follow-up test. If the test is 8 pCi/L or greater, perform a short-term follow-up test. (Click on image below to enlarge)
Reading is the creative center of a writer's life. I take a book with me everywhere I go, and find there are all sorts of opportunities to dip in. The trick is to teach yourself to read in small sips as well as in long swallows. Waiting rooms were made for books -- of course! But so are theater lobbies before the show, long and boring checkout lines, and everyone's favorite, the john. You can even read while you're driving, thanks to the audiobook revolution. Of the books I read each year, anywhere from six to a dozen are on tape. As for all the wonderful radio you will be missing, come on -- how many times can you listen to Deep Purple sing "Highway Star"? 1e1e36bf2d