Ever wonder what an OPAC is?
Librarians are now considered as processor of information. Instead of looking for information about the books in stacks or in a card catalog, librarians and library patrons can access bibliographic records of the library through Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) terminals.
An Online Public Access Catalog (often abbreviated as OPAC or simply library catalog) is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries. Users typically search a library catalog to locate books, periodicals, audio/visual materials or other items under a control of a library
The OPAC of the ASU Library allows you to search for a book according to field e.g. by title, author, publisher, and by subject. Patron can read library announcements, new acquisition list, serials list, and library guide, it is also capable of locating a specific material within seconds. Patrons can see circulation status of matching items (on shelf, on loan and in process).