Arena 1.5:Getting Started
Arena transforms your library membership into a whole new experience based upon sharing and interaction. It enables you to form friendships around shared interests, join discussion groups and online activities, or set up and host your own for others to join in. It combines information from libraries, clubs, archives, societies, records offices and special interest groups, integrating related resources in new ways that present many opportunities for library members.
You may submit and share your reviews of any library stock, and even create your own library. For example, if you run a sailing club through Arena, you may build a library of sailing-related books, DVDs, pictures, plans, and records for the club.
Arena also enables you to search combined resources in one simple search, rate library items, read and write reviews.
All this exists around the library. You may use Arena to search the library, find out where items are kept in stock, and arrange loans or reservations.
By creating an account in Arena, you can take full control of your library membership, arrange and manage loans and reservations, manage fees, and more. To learn more see User Accounts.
The Arena screen
The header appears at the top of the screen. It is visible at all times. It contains the following items:
- Arena banner graphic.
- Search tool. This enables you to search the library catalogue, or search for articles added to Arena.
- Language selector. This enables you to switch all text in the Arena user interface to the selected language.