Westbank Library

1309 Westbank Dr Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!

Laura Bush Community Library

9411 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!

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Basic Tips and Examples — Keyword Search

Most likely, you’ll want to use this simple search. It performs a Google®-type search (including support for putting phrases in quotes). It searches all titles, subtitles, authors’ first and last names, various notes, and a number of other fields. You’ll be presented with the list of library items based on their relevancy to your search. Word order and letter case do not matter. NOTE: For searches with “AND”, “OR”, etc, use More Search Options.

To use this method, simply type a word, words, or phrase into the blank at the top of the screen. Then either push the Enter key on your keyboard, or click the GO! button. Other search options in the drop-down menu are “Title Starts With”, “Title Contains”, and “Author”.

Keyword Search Examples:

  • DVDs based on books by John Grisham:
    grisham dvd
  • The Lord of the Rings series:
    “lord of the rings”
  • Snakes in Texas:
    snakes texas
  • Items involving a particular fictitious character:
    jack ryan
  • That book you heard about once, written by somebody named Fred that has “Sea” somewhere in the title:
    fred sea

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