Thursday, May 14th, 2015

New Feature: Advanced Search

A few months ago we introduced a new search syntax, allowing you to execute complex searches like:

tag: history author: gibbon

We’ve now added a handy, “Advanced Search” feature, more like that offered by many traditional library catalogs.

You can find it in the search options in “Your Books”:

Screenshot 2015-05-14 10.48.42

It opens up a box like this:

Screenshot 2015-05-14 10.48.14

When you search it converts your advanced search options into the text syntax, so it’s also a way of showing how that works.

Let us know what you think on Talk.

Labels: new feature, new features, search, small libraries


  1. Wim Smit / mac544 says:

    I’m from Holland
    I don’t see / have the advanced search



  2. Miriam Davis says:

    Is there a way to change the default number of characters in the Advanced Search search fields? Mine seem to be limited to 40 characters, however, one of my new standard tags in my collection is ASIAN ASIAN-AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS which is 42 characters long and can not be entered in to the advanced search fields. A search that truncates the tag reports 0 results.

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