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Subject: how to search for only books that are available
Date Posted: 8/31/2013 1:19 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2008
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So on the search page, how do I find only the books that are offered...I am new to this...well, not really new, but have not been active in years...ready for a long winter and lots of reading...but I don't want really to see pages and pages of books that are not avaiable...please help...Thank You Becky

Date Posted: 8/31/2013 2:29 AM ET
Member Since: 5/31/2010
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When you search for titles on the left hand side you see a small menu, select the top drop down option where it says "all books" or "all results" and then select "posted books".  This will limit your search only to books available for request right now. :)

Date Posted: 8/31/2013 2:31 AM ET
Member Since: 7/13/2009
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Becky, normally the button will be set to "All Books"...click it and change it to "Posted Books". Then you will only see books that are available to order.

Date Posted: 8/31/2013 2:32 AM ET
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Oops, we were posting at the same time :)

Date Posted: 8/31/2013 2:41 AM ET
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This is on the "Book Browser" option under Search.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 8/31/2013 10:45 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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The Book Browser will remember your last selection as long as you don't delete the cookies from your browser, so if you sometimes want to look at all books, you need to keep checking that setting and switch it back and forth.

Date Posted: 8/31/2013 2:49 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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Also, when you go to  the BOOKS POSTED option, go down further and you'll see PAPERBACK, HARDBACK, AUDIO, etc.  Uncheck any you're not interested in, and that will limit your selections also.  If you only want PB, for example, then remove the checkmark from the others and they won't be shown.  Good luck. Pat