Catalogue Help

The following are some commonly asked questions about the catalogue and its features. These will be updated as new features are released.

Logging In to My Account | Managing My Library Account | Searching the Catalogue | Ratings & Reviews

Logging In to My Account

How do I log into my account?

Select "Login" at the top right hand corner and log in with your library barcode and pin. Click your name at the top right hand corner to view your account details.

If there is an i for alerts button next to your name, click to view your account alerts. These may include, holds ready for pick-up and materials due soon. Alerts are clickable to view more details.

Do I have to enter my library barcode each time I log in?

No. When you first log in you will need to log in with your library barcode and pin. You will be able to create a username with which you can log in. If you ever forget your username, you can login with your library barcode.

How do I create a username?

In your account, select "Edit Account". Enter your username in the "Alias / Nickname" field and submit.

Managing My Library Account

How do I know if a hold is ready for pickup?

In your account, select "Holds". By default, your holds are sorted by the Pickup Expiration date. Holds available for pickup will display at the top. You should also receive a notification by the library by phone or email.

Can I start tracking my reading history again?

In your account, select "Reading History". Select "Save Reading History" to begin recording a list of everything you borrow from the library from that point onward. Even after you've returned items, they will stay on this list for your reference. You can opt-out at any time.

How do I renew checked out items?

How do I update my home library pickup location for holds?

In your account, select "Edit account". Your current home Library pick location is displayed by default. Select another location and click "Submit" to save your changes.

Can I cancel some or all my holds?

Log in to your account and check off any holds you no longer want. Select "Update List" and you will be prompted to confirm your update. Select "Yes" to proceed. Please note: If you select "Cancel All", all your holds will be cancelled. You will be prompted to confirm. Select "No" if this is not what you wanted to do.

How do I pay fines and fees online?

Fines and fees that total $5.00 or more may be paid online through the following process. Fines and fees totalling less than $5.00 may be paid for in-person at either the Main Library or Beaty Branch.

Note: Browser pop-ups must be enabled to use this feature.

Searching the Catalogue

How do I view new and on order items?

New and On Order Items can be viewed any time from the catalogue.

Can I see all material about cats written just for adults?

Yes. When you complete a search you can further limit by Audience.

My project is due tomorrow! Can I see what is available now?

Yes. You can limit your search to what is presently Available.

Ratings & Reviews

I just read a fantastic book that everyone should read? How do I get the word out?

You can rate and add reviews to any title in the catalogue.