An online catalog is a database that contains information about the materials in a library’s collection. It can include books, e-books, DVDs, CDs, and other types of materials. An online catalog allows patrons to search for materials by title, author, subject, and other criteria. It typically provides information about the location of a particular item within the library, as well as its availability (e.g., whether it is currently checked out or on the shelf). Many online catalogs also allow patrons to place holds on materials and renew items that they have checked out. An online catalog is often accessed through a library’s website and is an important tool for helping patrons find and access the materials they need.
Non-print materials are any type of media that cannot be physically printed on paper, such as audio and video recordings, DVDs, CDs, and online resources. Non-print materials are an important part of many libraries’ collections and can be used by patrons to access a wide range of information and educational resources. Non-print materials can be especially useful for patrons who have visual impairments or who prefer to access information in a different format, such as through audio recordings or online resources.