Answered By: Jace Furches
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2018     Views: 193

Customers may find a title in WorldCat that lists Austin Public Library as an owning library but is not found in our catalog. This happens for three reasons: 

  1. We order a new title and WorldCat catalogs the title before the Library receives the item.
  2. We have withdrawn a title from our collection, and WorldCat is not notified. We used to notify WorldCat, but we no longer have the staff to do that.
  3. The Windsor Park Branch and the Hampton Branch at Oak Hill are closed for renovations.  The physical materials at this location have been 'shadowed' (making them invisible) in the online catalog until the location opens again to the public.