San Francisco Public Library

Searching the Catalog: Large Print

How to Find Large Print Books

  1. On the main Library Catalog search screen, select Subject from the second drop-down menu and type in "large type books" (this will bring up more choices than if you typed "large print"). Click on the Search Catalog button.
  2. Click on Large Type Books
  3. From the View Entire Collection drop-down menu, you may limit your search to a specific location or Adult/Teen Materials or Children's Materials Only.

* You may further limit your search by location, language, etc. by clicking the Limit/Sort Search button.

Keyword Search Examples

On the main Library Catalog search screen, you may also use Keywords to search for a subject (biography, fiction, etc.), title, or author.

  1. Large type and biography or large type Grisham (you may omit the word "and").
  2. Large type Tolkien will bring up approximately four Tolkien titles.
  3. Large type and Roosevelt will bring up approximately 15 titles--some fiction and some biographies.
  4. Large type and biography will produce approximately 544 biographies; if you limit this to the Main Library, you will view approximately 507 titles.
  5. Large type Lovely bones will bring up Alice Sebold's novel, as well as her autobiography.

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