5. Integrated Electronic Resources

Electronic resources are usually hosted by separate suppliers outside the library. Most of these resources have records in the library catalogue. Links leading to the suppliers’ website are provided in these records. Some electronic resources can be integrated into the library catalogue, which allows users not only to view the records, but also to borrow and place holds on the resources on the library catalogue directly. Currently eBooks and eAudiobooks from OverDrive are integrated. Users can borrow or place holds on these eResources, and view their borrowed or on-hold items in their library account.

When your search result includes an integrated eBook or eAudiobook from OverDrive, you may see the record is marked as electronic resource with a link going to the supplier’s website.You will see two columns for Available Formats and Place Hold on E-book/E-audiobook, or Check Out E-book/E-audiobook, depending on whether there is an available copy, instead of the Place Hold option on the right hand side of the results list.

If you have already logged into your account when you do a search, you may see Go to E-items on Hold in a title, on which you have placed a hold; or Go to E-items Checked Out in a title already checked out to you. Clicking those links takes you to your account to view those items.