New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System

WorldCat Local and WMS

The catalog system that the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library uses is called OCLC's Web-scale Management Services (WMS). The public online catalog is powered by OCLC's WorldCat Local. Below are links to instructions and online tutorials to help make your online experience better.

To access your "CPC Library Account", click on the link to the online catalog, then click "Sign in" beside "CPC Library Account."
Username=Your Library Card Number
Password=Your Last Name in CAPS. You may click "Forgot your password?" to change your password.

Basic instructions for logging in to your library account, placing holds/reserves, renewing items, etc., are found in this PDF file.

Searching and retrieving:

The items below are provided by OCLC at their website.

  • Search WorldCat Local
    Shows how to do a basic keyword search and how to refine the search results. Covers the ranking of search results, the relevancy sort order and more.
    Flash-based. Run time: 8 minutes.
    View the tutorial
    Please complete a survey about this tutorial.
  • Advanced Searching
    Shows how to use the Advanced Search screen. Includes command line searching, Boolean operators, wildcards, truncation and more.
    Flash-based.
    Run time: 8 minutes (without viewing optional examples)
    View the tutorial
    Please complete a survey about this tutorial.
  • Get the Item
    Shows how to determine whether or not an item is available and how to obtain the item you want. Includes requesting online articles, serials and electronic resources.
    Flash-based. Run time: 8 minutes
    View the tutorial
    Please complete a survey about this tutorial.

More information about WorldCat Local may be found at: http://www.oclc.org/worldcatlocal/