Answered By: Stephanie Folse
Last Updated: May 16, 2016     Views: 52

Library systems staff have installed virtual shelf browsing software in the Library's online catalog. It displays images of book covers in the same sequence that books are shelved, just as if you were looking through physical shelves.

When you retrieve an item in the catalog, the record will have an icon labeled "Browse Shelf."

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Screenshot from library catalog of a record showing the "Browse Shelf" button.

 

When you click on the Browse Shelf icon, the Virtual Browsing window will open showing, in the center, the item whose record you were on, surrounded by the items next to it on the shelf. You can browse further by using the < and > icons to page forward and back along the virtual shelf.

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A screen capture of the virtual browsing screen showing the book in the middle and books that are shelved nearby surrounding it.

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