Using Advanced Search to Look for Needs and Offers in Your Region

  • Last Updated: December 15, 2021
  • Published: March 24, 2020

Want to see just what is being offered or is needed within your state or region? It’s easy to do in Advanced Search.

First, go to Advanced Search and select whether to search Needs or Offers. Advanced Search allows you to search all eXchange entries, whether your own, other libraries’, or just those from the libraries in your own state or region.

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Enter your search terms in the form.
Specifically in the Posting Library field within the form, select the box “Only show results from my region.”

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There are a variety of reasons to do this. For example, you may wish to take advantage first of free publication routing options within your state or region or you want to support statewide or regional collection development activities.