Use the Catalog

The library's catalog allows you to manage your account online and discover all that our collection has to offer - provided you know how to use it. Read through the following tips to make sure you get the most out of this fantastic resource.


Login to Your Account

  1. Click on "Log In," located at the upper-right corner of the catalog page.
  2. Enter your library card barcode and pin number in the corresponding text fields, then click the blue "Log In" button.
  3. Once you are logged in, your name will appear in the upper-right corner of the catalog page. To access your account features, click on the down arrow next to your name.
  4. From the drop-down list, select the feature you wish to access.

1. Where to find 'Log In' when viewing the catalog

2. The 'Log In' form that requires you to type your library card barcode and pin number to gain access to your account

3. Where to click to access your account information once logged in to the catalog

4. The list of features you can access when logged in to your library account


Place a Hold

  1. Find the item you would like to place a hold on by searching the catalog, then click the orange "Place Hold" button located beneath the title information.
  2. If not already logged in to your account, you will be prompted to enter your library card barcode and pin number.
  3. Once logged in, you will be prompted to select a copy of the item you are placing on hold - "I want the first available copy" is the default choice. Click on the blue "Place Hold" button.

1. Where to find the 'Place Hold' button when searching for an item

2. If not already logged in, you will be prompted to do so before you can proceed

3. Choose which copy of the item you want to place on hold and click the 'Submit Hold' button

 


Cancel a Hold

  1. Click on "Log In," located at the upper-right corner of the catalog page.
  2. Enter your library card barcode and pin number in the corresponding text fields, then click the blue "Log In" button.
  3. Once logged in, click the down arrow next to your name in the upper-right corner of the catalog page and select "Holds."
  4. Under the title information for the item you no longer wish to reserve, click "Cancel Hold." A message confirming that your hold was cancelled will display at the top of the page.

1. Where to find 'Log In' when viewing the catalog

2. The 'Log In' form that requires you to type your library card barcode and pin number to gain access to your account

3. Select 'Holds' from the drop-down menu at the upper-right of the page

4. Choose the 'Cancel Hold' option beneath the item you no longer wish to reserve


Create & Save a List

  1. Conduct a search in the catalog. From the results that display, select the items you wish to save to a list by clicking on the checkboxes that appear on the right side of the page.
  2. If you wish to save all of the items on the page, click on the checkbox next to the "Select Action" drop-down menu. All the items on the page will be selected, as indicated by the check marks in each box on the right side of the page.
  3. Once you have selected all of the items you wish to save on the page, click on the "Select Action" drop-down menu and select "Add to List." *Note: Be sure to save items to a list before proceeding to the next page of results!
  4. If not already logged in to your account, you will be prompted to enter your library card barcode and pin number.
  5. Once logged in, you will have the option to save the items to "My List" or to create a new list.
  6. If you choose to create a new list, you will be prompted to enter a title for the list - once this is entered, click on the blue "Save" button. A message will display at the top of the page that your items have been added to the list.
  7. To view your saved list, click the down arrow next to your name in the upper-right corner of the page and select "Saved Lists."
  8. All of your saved lists will appear in the column to the left on the page.

1. The results of a catalog search demonstrating where to check boxes next to items you want to save

2. Example of how to quickly select all items on a catalog search results page

3. Where to find the 'Select Action' drop-down menu so you can add the items selected to a list

4. If not already logged in to your account, you will be prompted to so

5. To save the selected items, choose 'My List' or create a new list

6. Example showing how to create a new list

7. Where to find your currently saved lists

8. When viewing your saved lists, use the left column to navigate between lists