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On The Shelf

NoveList Select with On The ShelfWith On The Shelf (OTS) we let patrons and staff know – in real time – whether a recommended title is available in your library. Now readers can find the perfect book that is ALSO available for check out.

OTS helps readers answer these questions:

  • Is this title available at my library?
  • Which formats are available?
  • Are there any copies available right now for me to check out?

Where is it available?

We can add OTS as a feature in these NoveList products:

Examples

Want a quick peek? These snapshots illustrate the kinds of availability information OTS provides:

OTS in NoveList
OTS in NoveList

OTS in NoveList Select
OTS in NoveList Select

OTS in LibraryAware
OTS in LibraryAware

How Does it Work?

OTS works through APIs – we use an API from your catalog/ILS vendor to pull in real-time availability information and display it in our products. To get started, you’ll need to provide us with an API for your catalog that provides real time availability data; see detailed instructions for getting your API. Note: not all ILS systems have an API available; if that is the case, we won't be able to enable OTS.

Interested?

Just let us know that you're interested by sending an email to novelistselectsupport@ebsco.com (this email addresses work for all products). We'll guide you through the set-up requirements.