MILS OPAC

On the Home Page you can link to all areas of the OPAC via the homepage.

To begin searching

  1. Select the type of search by selecting an index from the drop down menu on the Search Index box.
  2. Begin by typing in the terms of your search into the Search Terms box.
  3. To view all locations, retain the ==View Entire Collection== option. Otherwise, select the library institution from the drop down menu.
  4. Click the Submit button.

Additional Searches

  1. Click on one of the links at the bottom of the page. -OR-
  2. Choose one of the options from the (More Searches) drop down menu near the upper right corner of the screen.

View Your Library Account

  1. To view your library account, select the My Library Account link at the top right of the screen.
  2. Enter the name on the account and the library barcode number.
  3. Click the Submit button.

Advanced Keyword Search

When using the Keyword Search index you can narrow or modify your search.

  1. Select the Modify Search button at the middle top of the screen.
    Narrow your results by:

    1. entering in additional search terms
      -OR-
    2. adding limits.
  2. Select Submit.

Requesting an Item

  1. Search for the item of interest.
  2. Enter the record by clicking on the title.
  3. Select the Request link near the top left corner.
  4. Enter the account name and library barcode number on the Request Verification screen .
  5. Select the Submit button.

“Opt In” for Reading History

  1. Click My Library Account in the upper-right hand corner of the screen.
  2. A login screen will appear. Enter your name and your library barcode.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Under your account, you will see an Opt In button below the list of activities you can perform in your account, such as requests, personal information, etc. To turn on Reading History, click the Opt In button.

“Opt Out” of Reading History

  1. Click My Library Account in the upper-right hand corner of the screen.
  2. A login screen will appear. Enter your name and your library barcode.
  3. Click Submit.
  4. Select Reading History from the list of account activities on the left-hand side of the screen
  5. In order to Opt Out of Reading History, first select the Delete All button next to Export My Reading List.
  6. A dialog box will appear stating, “Your entire reading history will be irreversibly deleted. Proceed?” Select OK.
  1. Under your account, you will see an Opt Out button below and to the right of the list of account activities. Click the Opt Out

Export My Reading List

  1. Under Reading History, select the Export My Reading List icon/link.
  2. Under Format of List, select Brief Display.
  3. Under Send List To, select the option for the format of the list, either Email, Screen or Local Disk. See below for directions and results of each.

Email

  1. Enter your email address in the Mail To field box.
  2. In the Subject box, enter a subject for the email.
  3. Click Submit
  4. An email should appear shortly in your Inbox.

Screen

  1. Select Screen
  2. Click Submit
  3. A printer-friendly list will appear on the screen.
  4. Select Print from your browser File menu to print a paper copy of your reading history.

Save to Disk

  1. Select Save to Disk
  2. A Save dialog box should appear.
  3. Select Open or Save. Open will open the file in a program like notepad or excel on your computer. Save will save the file to your computer.