How to Use the Catalog

How to Use the Library Catalog: You can find books, CDs, DVDs, videos, books on tape, magazines, etc. in the Merlin catalog.  The default setting allows you to conduct general searches and gives you the option to include all Northern Waters Libraries or limit your search to material available at the Iron River Public Library.  To access all of the material available in the Northern Waters system click on “Limit Search to” arrow and scroll up to “View All Merlin Items.”  When you request items in Merlin, the material will be delivered to the library of your choice.  Also, by using your library card barcode, you can log into the Merlin catalog to view and renew items you currently have checked out.  To narrow the scope of your search to specific types of material at specific libraries, click on “Advanced Word Search.”