Classic Catalog Tutorial

Learn how to conduct searches and use your library account. Link: classiccatalog.gcts.edu

Search Methods

  • Basic Search - search by word or phrase, name or title, location, or category. 

  • Advanced Search - providing the option to search up to three fields simultaneously. 

  • Browse Search - browse by Titles, Authors, Subjects, Notes, Publisher, or Series.

  • Understand Results - understand what is viewed after searches are conducted.

  • The Set Limits button will narrow your search even further by using dates, collection, format, language, and place to pinpoint the item you want.  

My Account  Features (Classic PAC)

To log-in the patron number is your student ID or guest card number. The PIN is the last 4 digits of that number. (Example: 130496 / 0496)
  • Utilize your Library Account.

  • View Holds. Placing holds from your library account is not available at this time. For instructions on placing holds, please go here.

Course Reserves

  • The View Reserves button available from the Classic Catalog displays materials placed on reserve by professors. Reserve items can include books, videos, and journal articles. 

  • The View Reserves button provides access to the Departments, Courses, and Instructors associated with the items placed in a special collection.  Through this display, you can see what courses are offered, what materials are required, the availability of the materials, and the instructor requesting the reserve.