Library Information Guide - Fort Wayne

IvyCat: The Library Catalog

IvyCat lists the books, CDs, videos, and other items that can be found at Ivy Tech libraries across Indiana.

To use IvyCat

This resource can be accessed through the links below or through the Library website by following these steps.

  1. Sign in to MyIvy and open the Library tab to access the Library website.
  2. In the Search & Find section, select Books.
  3. Click IvyCat.

Search IvyCat

When you go to IvyCat, you should see the Advanced Search screen.

  1. Type your search terms in the fill-in box.
  2. On the same line, choose to look for your terms as a phrase (all of the words in a row), all of these (all of the words in any order), or any of these (any one of the words).
  3. Choose to look for your search terms by the item’s title, author, subject, or a keyword found anywhere in its record.
  4. By Location, choose the Ivy Tech Library location where you would like to find an item, or select Electronic Books to view only books available online.
  5. By Type, choose the type of item (book, musical recording, etc.).
  6. Click Search.

Browse Results List

After you click Search, a list of the records (item information) that matched your search terms will appear. It will look similar to this results list, with your search terms highlighted.

Clicking on an item's link will bring up more information about the item, including its location.

The Location, Call Number, and Status of the item is available under Holdings Information.

  • To get an item here, you'll need the Call Number for the Fort Wayne location.
  • If an item is checked out, you can request a hold on the item (meaning we'll hold onto it when it comes back in!) at the circulation desk.
  • If an item is only available at other Ivy Tech Libraries, you can request an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) on the item. Please note that we cannot do ILLs on items that say they are Reference or Reserve materials.

For more tips on using IvyCat, you can click the Help link at the bottom of any IvyCat page.