Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 85

Yes, we do have a children's collection in our library. It's located on the 2nd floor in the Stabley part of the building. All of the materials in the Children's Collection are included in IUP's PILOT online catalog. To connect to the catalog, just go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library) and select the "Online Catalog" option. Once connected to PILOT, you can set the system to just search the Childrens' Collection. Click the "Search Limits" button at the bottom of the screen. This takes you to a page where you can set all kinds of criteria for your searches. The easiest is set the "Location" option to "Children's Collection". Then click the "Set Limits" button. You'll be taken back to the main search screen with a notice that "Search limits are in effect". Now, most of the search results will only include materials in that location. Unfortunately, the "Title", "Author", and "Subject Heading" searches on the main page don't work with limits. You may have better luck working with the searches included on the "Guided Search" tab. All of the searches there will accept the limit criteria.