What you can do online on our website: find and reserve magazines

Below is a presentation on how you can find and reserve magazines, on our website, with the new version of our online catalogue:

Presentation Transcript

  • Would you like to search and reserve magazines? Click on “Catalogue Search”.
  • Click on “Search Catalogue”.
  • You can search for magazines just like books – try a Title browse, Keyword or Title keyword search.
  • You can restrict a Keyword search to magazines using the format term ‘qmagazine’, e.g. ‘gardening qmagazine’. It will bring up all of our gardening magazines and none of the books.
  • To find a particular magazine, select the type of search you’re interested in in the drop-down menu. Type in the title/ keyword. Click on “Search” .
  • Click on the title of the magazine you were looking for (highlighted in blue)
  • Click on the +/- icon to expand or collapse the lists and check availability. If you want to reserve a magazine, click on the “Place a reserve” next to the issue you’re interested in.
  • Type in your library card number in the first box. Type in your last/ family name in the second box. Click “Enter” .
  • Click on the library of your choice to highlight where you want to pick up your magazine. Check the “Holiday reserve” box and select a date if you don’t want your reserve active immediately. Click on “Place a Reserve” when your choice is made.
  • Click on “View my account” to check on you reserve and/ or delete it.
  • Click on “Reserves” to check on your reserves.
  • “ Cancel checked reserves” is currently unavailable for magazines. Please talk to a librarian or email us at: enquiries [at] wcl.govt.nz to get your reserve cancelled should you wish to .

Our magazine favourite : Bust

Bust is a pro-women magazine that is positive, diverse and interesting. They interview dynamic strong women (from musicians to artists to tea shop owners) who are doing exciting things with their lives and publish articles on such varied topics as Indian arranged weddings and the history of airline stewardesses. It includes fashion shoots with healthy (not anorexic looking) women and also have crafty tips and indie music reviews, what more can a girl ask for?