Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC)
The online public access catalog (OPAC) is located on the main floor and the second floor of the library. The catalog indexes all the books and materials available in the J.D. Boyd Library. OPAC lets users know what materials are in the library and where they are located.
The Library of Congress Subject headings are located near the OPAC workstations on the main floor of the library. They may be used as a subject guide to the catalog. The J.D. Boyd Library uses the Dewey Decimal Classification system for classifying its material in the OPAC. To begin a search in the OPAC, select the local catalog icon. The search toolbar will display after you select local catalog. Select the search icon and enter your search statement. There are six search types available on the OPAC and they are as follows: keyword, heading, course reserve, command, builder and history. The final search step includes selecting a search type, execute your search and view the results.