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 CoolCAT Press Release

 Who is a CoolCAT?


What is a CoolCAT?


Where do I find a CoolCAT?


The answer to these questions and more can be found at all of the University’s campus libraries. Come in to the libraries to see and use our new web-based online catalog, which we call CoolCAT! Ask any librarian for a demonstration on how to use our new system and to help you with your research. They will be glad to help! Or you can easily access the catalog through the library webpage ( Just click on “FDU Library Catalog” in the Links section of the page.


 Using the web-based catalog, you can:


  • Search the holdings of all FDU libraries as well as Mahoney Library at the College of St. Elizabeth (CSE) in a single query
  • Create simple or complex searches, much like on our subscription databases
  • Email or print results lists
  • Login to see personal account information such as lists of titles checked-out to you or any fines or fees you may have


And that’s not all! What we have implemented so far is just the beginning. We are already working on advanced functionality to make CoolCAT an even “cooler” information tool. In the near future you’ll also be able to:


  • Renew your books online
  • Place “holds” on books to have them delivered to your “home” campus library from any of the other libraries in the FDU/CSE system
  • Search multiple subscription databases at the same time as the library catalog, cutting down on your searching time and effort
  • Connect to other university library catalogs to help extend your information search


Watch for signs and e-mails about the coming of these advanced features of CoolCAT. But for now, share the libraries’ excitement of our new and growing online system. We think you’ll agree…it’s really cool!


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