Saving searches & alerts

Whenever you are searching, you can save that search as an alert to advise you of updates to the search results via email or RSS. For example, if you have searched for a particular author, you could set up an alert to let you know when the Library receives other books by the same author.

Setting up an alert when signed in

Click on the 'Save search/Set an alert' link at the bottom of the 'Refine results by' column to the left of your search results (under the RSS icon).

Saved searches:

  • are available in 'My searches' after you sign in, unless you decide to delete them
  • automatically run weekly
  • you can choose whether to receive an email notification if there are results (or even if there are no results)
  • can be renamed or removed from 'My searches' after signing in. Deleting a saved search will also stop email notifications.

You can also save your search as an RSS feed from the icon. RSS feeds do not appear under 'Saved searches and email alerts' in 'My searches'.

Setting up an alert when not signed in

You can set up an RSS feed of search results without signing in. However, you can't add the search to 'My searches' or set up email alerts.

The best way to 'save' a particular catalogue record, rather than the whole search, is to print, email or share the record.