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COBISS/OPAC - Direct links

Examples of direct URL links to some functions within COBISS/OPAC.

NOTE: URLs must not contain spaces, letters with a diacritic placed over them, aka as caron (č, š, ž) and some other characters. Instead of a space either the "+" sign or the "%20" characters should be used.

Examples of links

Search modes

  1. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=CONNECT&base=99999&mode=7&lani=EN 
    (Basic search)
  2. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=CONNECT&base=99999&mode=5&lani=EN 
    (Advanced search)
  3. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=CONNECT&base=99999&mode=3&lani=EN 
    (Expert search)

What to do? In the base parameter, enter the library code to search in the local database (catalogue) of a library.

Link to individual library or database

  1. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=CONNECT&base=50311&lani=EN 
    (Library of Faculty of Economics and Business)
  2. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=CONNECT&base=50450&dept=02&lani=EN 
    (Public Library Miran Jarc Novo mesto, Dept. 02)
  3. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=CONNECT&base=swetscan2009&lani=EN 
    (database SwetScan 2009)
  4. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=CONNECT&base=academy&lani=EN 
    (List of libraries containing the word "Academy")

What to do? In the base parameter, enter either the library code or acronym or a word from the name of the library or a database. If the word is contained in the names of several libraries, a list of these libraries will appear (example 4). The best way to access individual libraries within COBISS is to use a unique data within the COBISS system, i.e. the library code (examples 1 and 2).


  1. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=nemscina&lani=EN 
    (Searching COBIB: Enter a search term with letters without a caron)
  2. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=50300&select=(AU=novak*+and+PY=2001)&lani=EN
    (Searching the University of Maribor Library: Replace a space with the "+" sign)
  3. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=ZAL/ISBN&select=(CY=Mari*)&lani=EN
    (Searching the Slovenian publishers specialised database)

What to do? In the select parameter, enter a search term in the advance search mode using spaces and letters without a caron.

Record display

  1. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=DISPLAY&base=50108&rid=111851264&lani=EN 
    (Institut Jožef Stefan)
  2. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=DISPLAY&base=50304&dept=01&rid=2589441&lani=EN 
    (Maribor Public Library, Dept. 01) 

What to do? In the rid parameter, enter the COBISS-ID of the record you wish to display.

View material on loan/Renew the loan period

  1. http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=LOAN&base=50342&lani=EN 
    (IZUM library)

When the page opens, enter you library membership card no. and password to view the material on loan or renew the loan period.