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Here are some important tips to remember when using our online catalog:

Creating an account:

  • If you have never used the library catalog before, you must first create an account. 
  • Please click on "Create Account" in the top right corner of your Internet screen.
  • Follow the instructions.  You must have your library barcode number ready.  This number can be found on the back of your library card or on a receipt. 
  • You will be prompted to create a user name and a password that will be linked to your library card.  Please choose something that you can remember.  Library staff can not retrieve your password for you.

Renewing materials:

  • First you must log in to the catalog.  Please click on "Login" in the top right corner of your Internet screen.
  • Click on the "My Info" tab.
  • You can either chose to renew single items, or renew all items.  Please note your new due dates!
  • Items that are on hold for other patrons may not be renewed.  If an item is on hold you and you try to renew it, you will receive a message that reads: "[Title] cannot be renewed because another patron needs it. Still due on [date]."

Searching the catalog:

  • Click on the "Catalog" tab.
  • You may search by keyword, title, author, subject, or series.  Please enter what you are looking for in the search bar and then click on the appropriate icon.

Placing a hold:

  • First you must log in to the catalog.  Please click on "Login" in the top right corner of your Internet screen.
  • Click on the "Catalog" Tab.
  • Find the material you are looking to hold.  Click on the title to view the "Details" page.
  • On the right hand side of the Title Details, there will be an icon that says "Hold It!"  Click this button.
  • When placing a hold through the on-line catalog, available material will be pulled the following morning, you will not be notified.
  • You will be notified by phone when your hold is ready if the requested material is unavailable when you placed the hold. 
 

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