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Using My Account

Log In to Your Library Account
  1. My Account can be accessed from the catalog while you are in the library, or from home with an Internet connection.
  2. In the first box, enter your Last Name.
  3. Press the Tab key on your keyboard or click in the second box.
  4. In the second box, enter the number from your library card. Your library card number is below the barcode on the front of your Library Card.
    Library Card
    Enter the entire number, with no spaces. Your number will appear on the screen as a series of asterisks.
  5. Click the "Display Record" button.
Your account will always show

Visit one of the libraries and present a current/valid ID and proof of address to renew your card. You will keep your barcode number.

Your account may also show

Modify Your Personal Information

If you enter an email address, you will be notified of incoming holds, and overdue items by email.


View Your Checked Out Titles

You will see a link with a count of the number of items your have checked out. Click the link to view a list of the titles, when they are due back to the library, and options to renew.


Renew Your Checked-Out Titles

A message will then appear next to each title indicating one of the following:

Remeber to record the new due date for your items.


View Your Items on Hold

You will see a link with a count of the number of items your have on hold. Click the link to view a list of the items. The Status will tell you where you are in line. If you see "5 of 63 holds" you know that you will be the fifth person in line to get the item. If the status of the item is "Holdshelf", it is at the Library waiting to be picked up. Pickup location reflects the library you selected to send the item for pick up.


Make Changes in Your Holds

The following new features will give you additional options for managing your holds. It is important to remember that after making any modifications to your holds list you must click on the "Submit Changes" button.

Cancel an Item on Hold
Change Your Pickup Location:

Take advantage of this option if you wish to change the location your hold will be sent to.

You will NOT have the option to change your pickup location if the item is:
  1. A Prospector item.
  2. Already in transit to fulfill your request.
  3. The item is showing a status of "Ready."
Freezing Holds:

If you are going out of town, or if you simply wish to better manage when your holds come in, you may now freeze your requests. If you reach the top of the waiting list while your hold is frozen, the next available copy will be sent to the next person in the waiting list. We will continue to send available items to the next waiting patron until you choose to re-activate your request.

Note: You will not be able to freeze a request if:

How to Freeze Your Hold:
Re-activate your frozen hold
New Status Appearance

When an item you have requested is ready for you to pick up, the status will now indicate how long that item will be held for you.


View Your Interlibrary Loan Requests

Select the InterLibrary Loan link. If you have requested an ILL item and the it does not appear, the item has not yet been processed. If you have a question concerning an ILL request, call 204-8402.


View Your Overdue Extended Use and Rental Fees

Select the Fines link. You will see a list of any items on which you owe extended use or rental fees for the Here and Now Collection. Information such as title and author will be displayed along with the amount and reason for the fine/fee. You will also seen an option to Pay Online.


Search the Catalog

Once logged in you will see a message across the top of your screen "YOU ARE LOGGED IN AS: Your Name."

If you choose to place holds, you will not have to enter your name and library card number for each request - only choose the pickup location.

TIP: You can click on your name on any page in the catalog to return to your account.


Turn on 'My Reading History'

Want to be able to look back on what you've read or checked out in the past? You can choose to track your circulation history.

However, please be aware this option could affect your confidentiality if your records were ever requested by other government agencies in the future.

To set up this history recall feature:

  1. Log into "My Account."
  2. Click on "My History."
  3. Click "Opt In."

After you click the link you will see a new link "Unsubscribe to My Reading History". ONLY click this link to stop collecting items in My Reading History.

AFTER you enable My Reading History, the system will start collecting a list of items from that time forward as you check them out. Items currently checked out at the time of subscribing are NOT added to your reading history.

Please note: Items ordered through Prospector or Interlibrary Loan will not be included in your history.

You can discontinue the Reading History collection at any time. To unsubscribe, clear all entries from your circulation history first. Then click "Opt Out".


My Lists

The My Lists feature helps you to keep track of books and other library items that you are interested in but have not yet checked out or cannot check out at the present time.

To add items to My Lists:

  1. Search or Browse items in the library catalog. Select an item and click on its title.
  2. Click on the gray 'basket' under Additional actions to the right.
  3. This will prompt you to Remove or View Cart. Select 'View Cart'.
  4. Select 'Save to List'.
  5. If you are not logged in, you must log into your account now.
  6. Select 'Save to my list' (select from your lists) OR 'Save to new list'.
  7. Enter a name and (optionally), a description for the list.
  8. Click 'Create.'
  9. Repeat adding items to existing lists or creating additional lists as desired.
To view / manage items on a list:
  1. Login to My Account and click the My Lists button to view your lists.
  2. Note that you can sort lists by Name or Description, and delete lists.
  3. Click on the title of a list to see items within that list.
  4. Within the list you can do several things:
    • Delete items from the list.
    • Export the list.
    • Move marked items to a different list.
    • Change the name and/or description of the list.

Please note: You are only able to add items from the library catalog to My Lists. Prospector or Interlibrary Loan items are not be available for this feature.


Log Out

Be sure to click the LOGOUT button to log out of your account when you are done. When using the My Account feature at a public computer, it is VERY IMPORTANT to LOGOUT to protect your privacy.



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