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Find an introduction to searching for requests.

See also Query results.

Query is used to find a specific request or lists of requests and displays by default when the user logs in.  

The Exact Query displays by default. 

  • Use the Exact options to find a request by inputting values such as a Request Number, Barcode, ISBN or ISSN. 

To view the Advanced Query options, click More Options

  • It is possible to display the Advanced Query options by default.  Contact your local Relais Administrator to request this change.
  • Use the Advanced options to enter keywords, dates or a patron id for example.

The Side Menu displays a series of queues, statuses and pre-defined queries for requests.

  • Click on an entry to see the corresponding request or request list.
  • To hide the side menu section on the left of the page and maximize the main display, click the left arrows above the Query button.



The query returns either a single request or a request grid matching the search term or terms entered.  

  • If no requests are found a message displays:  Your search did not retrieve any requests. Please try again.

At any time, click on Query in the side menu to display the query options.