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Catalogue Chloé

Search, reserve, renew... Everything you need to know about the catalogue Chloé!

Whether you’re looking for a specific book, need to renew a document you borrowed, or want to know if a DVD is available, the catalogue Chloé is here for you to do all this and more!

So here are some tips to enable you to enjoy all of the catalogue’s features. 

Before you even open the catalogue, please note that it is compatible with the browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari, but it doesn’t work on Internet Explorer. Therefore, check which browser you’re using before opening the catalogue Chloé!

You’ll find the catalogue Chloé on the Learning Center website, as well as on your MyESSEC portal, in the Learning Center section.

The Homepage

On the homepage, you can enter a few words from the title and/or the author’s name in the search bar to find a specific book, or use some keywords to look for documents on any topic.

On the left side of the page are selections of documents made by the librarians on various topics. For example, there is a list of books written by ESSEC professors, another one with the latest ebooks bought by the Learning Center, or documents to prepare for your career.

You can also access your Reader Account from the homepage. There, you’ll see the list of the documents you’ve borrowed, and you can renew them. You will also find your current reservations and your rank for each one : if you are first, that means you’ll be the next one to be able to borrow the document, once it’s returned. And if you change your mind, you can delete the reservation so that the book is available for other readers!

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Advanced search

If you get too many results, use the advanced search for more precision: title, author, publisher, language…

It also allows you to search documents related to a course: In the “Course code” field, enter the code you’ll find on your timetable on MyESSEC, with a space between the digits and the letters.

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You can also get a list of all the ebooks or all the DVDs available at the Learning Center: pick the document type in the drop menu, then enter the current year in the second field of “Published between [...] and”, leaving the first one empty.

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One last tip on advanced search : if you have a book you’re interested in and want to find similar documents, select “Shelfmark” in the “Publisher” drop menu and type in the roman and arabic numbers of your book. You’ll get the list of all the documents on this shelf!

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The documents

Once you have reached the list of results for your research, you can click on the documents to get more information about them. On the document page, you can find out if it is available (or when it will be returned if it is currently borrowed), and where to find it (on which floor, and then using the shelfmark, in which section and on which shelf). If you can’t find a document where it’s supposed to be, someone might be reading it in the Learning Center. Check again later!

You can reserve the documents that are currently borrowed. This way, when it is returned, we will set it aside and send you an email to let you know that it is available for you. Feel free to reserve all the copies, you will get one faster this way! iPads, Chromebooks, calculators and headsets can also be reserved on the catalogue Chloé.

Some of the documents might be “Available at the Loans and Information Desk”, meaning that they are not on the shelves but in our storage room. To borrow them, just ask us at the information desk and we will get them for you.

When you have found a document on your topic, the keywords on the right side of the screen will refer you to other documents on the same topic or written by the same author.

And if you need to share a document page with someone, just send them the permalink, which redirects to the document page.

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Here is everything you need to know about the catalogue Chloé and its various features. If you still have questions, feel free to ask them by email, phone, chat or at the information desk at the Learning Center!

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