Catalog Search Links

The following URL shortcuts allow you to easily make short, easy-to-remember links to catalog searches. Read the blog post introducing this new feature.

Complete Example

For an excellent <a href="http://tscpl.org/cat/su/pirates">pirate adventure</a> story, be sure to read <a href="http://tscpl.org/cat/ti/treasure+island/au/stevenson">Treasure Island</a> by <a href="http://tscpl.org/cat/au/robert+louis+stevenson">Robert Louis Stevenson</a>. Kids of all ages will enjoy <a href="http://tscpl.org/cat/ti/muppet+treasure+island">Muppet Treasure Island</a>.

For an excellent pirate adventure story, be sure to read Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Kids of all ages will enjoy Muppet Treasure Island.

Update 7/10/19: the ‘+’ sign used to search phrases is currently broken. In it’s place, please use ‘%2B’.

Example: https://tscpl.org/cat/ti/great%2Balone/au/hannah

Search URL Patterns

General Keyword Serach

http://tscpl.org/cat/<keyword>

Author Search

http://tscpl.org/cat/au/<author>

Author Phrase Search

http://tscpl.org/cat/aup/<author+phrase>

Title Search

http://tscpl.org/cat/ti/<title>

Title Phrase Search

http://tscpl.org/cat/tip/<title+phrase>

Subject Search

http://tscpl.org/cat/su/<subject>

Subject Phrase Search

http://tscpl.org/cat/sup/<subject+phrase>

Series Search

http://tscpl.org/cat/se/<series>

Author + Title Searches

http://tscpl.org/cat/au/<author>/ti/<title>

http://tscpl.org/cat/ti/<title>/au/<author>

Polaris Control Number

http://tscpl.org/cat/cn/<control_number>

Genre

http://tscpl.org/cat/ge/<genre>

Polaris Record Set

http://tscpl.org/cat/rs/<record_set_number>

ISBN Search

http://tscpl.org/cat/isbn/<isbn>

OverDrive Search

http://tscpl.org/cat/od/<search+terms>

TumbleBookLibrary

http://tscpl.org/cat/tb/<id number>

Notes & Tips

  • “+” are strongly encouraged, but not required. Spaces should be avoided in URLs, which is why “+” are used.
  • You can use these URLs anywhere (e.g. email, print, Twitter, Facebook), not just in a web page.
  • You should always test your links to make sure they go to the desired search results.