San Mateo County Genealogical Society

Discovering Our Family History Together

SMCGS Library Catalog

Directions for using the SMCGS Library Catalog

Once you have loaded the SMCGS Library Catalog page, you will be able to do a search by keyword, title, author, subject, call number, or resource type (such as book, map, periodical, etc.).  After entering your search term, use the dropdown menu to choose the type of search you want and click on the red Search button. 

The next screen will provide you with the results of your search.  You may add any of the titles to your Book Bin (at the top of the screen) by clicking on the green plus sign.  You can then either print the list of titles or email the list to yourself. Use your own email address in both the To and From fields.  (You may need to look in your Spam or Junk Mail folder to find it.)

The red button View More Details gives even more information for each title.  On this screen you may also add the title to the Book Bin or Email the title to yourself. If you want a copy of the details, however, choose Print from the Item Details screen.

More Advanced Search options can be accessed by clicking on the red Advanced button.  This will bring up a dialog box in which you can do a Boolean search (And, Or, Not) by clicking on the plus sign button and adding additional search terms. See other Advanced Options as well.  Once you have chosen all your options, click on the red Search Again button.

You can print off your book list at home and bring it with you when you visit the SMCGS Library located at the San Mateo Public Library on the second floor.  Remember since we are not a lending library our books must be used at our Library.

Access the catalog

San Mateo County Genealogical Society

     SMCGS is a 501(c)(3) organization

PO Box 230
San Mateo, CA 94401-0230


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