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Saving searches & alerts

You can check your search history for your current session by clicking on the icon to the left of the sign in area (top right). You are able to re-run or delete searches here.

Sign in to save a search in 'My saved searches'.

You can also set up 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 top of the results list. An option to turn on the alert appears at the top of the page.

Saved searches:

  • are available in 'My saved searches' after you sign in, unless you decide to delete them
  • automatically run weekly
  • you can choose whether to receive a weekly email notification
  • can be renamed or removed from 'My saved 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 in 'My saved 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 saved 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.