Changing the Default Search Location (Staff)

If you are library staff, you log in to the system using the “staff” login.  Normally when searching, you default to only searching your local library.  However, when cataloging, you should start all of your searches by search the entire Balsam Consortium.   You can easily change your default search library.  Here is how:

  1.  From the Administration menu,  select “Workstation”

2.  Select “Balsam” as the Default Search Library.

(It saves automatically)

3.  Test the default – search the catalog,

The Default Library should now be “Balsam Libraries”.  Of course, you can always change the default to your local library again by following these procedures.