Using Filters

Limit your search results to see items that matter to you. You can choose different types of items, audiences, languages and much more. If you want to narrow your search even further, see advanced searching.

  1. Perform a catalog search.
  2. Under limit search results select the filter(s) you want to use.
  3. Check the box next to your selection(s.)
  4. Click Apply.
Limit search results by using a filter option

Filter options


Only search for items like books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and more.

Downloadable format

Look for a specific format when searching for eBooks and downloads.


If you prefer some eBook vendors over others, select the ones you like when searching for eBooks and downloads.

Fiction or nonfiction

Choose between fiction or nonfiction when searching for items.


Search for items owned by a specific library.
You can borrow items from any SWAN library, so keep this in mind when searching.


Find items recommended for the right audience. Search adult, teen, or juvenile collections.

Publication date

If you know when an item was published, you can search a specific date range to help narrow your results.


When searching for eBooks and downloads, you can find materials that are compatible with your device.


Find items in your preferred language by using this filter.


SWAN libraries have a variety of subjects to help narrow your search. Select a genre or subcategory from the list provided.


Search for items by a specific author(s.)