ComCat Quick Guides

Commonwealth Catalog Quick Guides taken comcat.org helpdesk page. If you want to download any of these guides the PDF files are attached to each article.

Awaiting Approval and Multi-Volume Requests
Awaiting Approval Status When a patron submits a request they have the option to enter notes.  If there is information in the patron’s Notes field, the ...
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Creating Library Specific URLS
Creating Library Specific and Custom URLS The Commonwealth Catalog allows users to construct custom URLs that can preselect the library and, if required, d...
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 at 11:26 AM
ILL Status Definitions
Borrowing ILL Status Definitions   Awaiting Lenders - The system is searching all libraries to populate the ILL request Lender List. Once “background proce...
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 at 11:28 AM
Lender List and ILL NCIP History
Reading and Editing the Lender List The Lender List appears on the Request Full Record Display and is created by the system when the request status is chan...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 3:24 PM
Maintaining Bookstraps
Printing Bookstraps 1.  Log in as staff and go to the Staff Dashboard 2.  Select Maintain Bookstraps from the ILL Admin menu 3.  From the “Inclu...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 4:04 PM
Managing Borrowing Requests
Awaiting Approval A request in “Awaiting Approval” status indicates that a patron of your library has placed a request with a patron note.  The request ...
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 at 1:25 PM
Managing Lending
Identifying Lending Request Items that have been requested from your library can be identified using any of the following options: A. Pick List: ...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 3:11 PM
Managing Patrons Accounts and Permissions
Editing Patron Accounts Patron information can be viewed, but not edited in the Commonwealth Catalog.  The Commonwealth Catalog uses NCIP to connect to the...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 3:54 PM
Multiple Copy Requests
Requesting Multiple Copies This feature is for requesting multiple copies of the same title, ideal for book clubs.  This feature can only be initiated by ...
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018 at 3:29 PM
Patron Login and My Account
Commonwealth Catalog patrons have two options for logging in Selecting the “Login” link in the upper right hand corner As part of placing a request - Ple...
Tue, 24 Apr, 2018 at 12:07 PM