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Using our online catalog, you can search for books and other library materials, renew your library materials, and place your own reserves for items not on the shelf. Also, you may look at your own library account to see items you have checked out and to view your reserves, overdues, and fines.

Logging Into Your Account
Click the "My Account " link on the top right-hand side of the library homepage. You will be asked to enter your library card barcode number and your password. If this is your first time logging into your account, enter the last four digits of the phone number we have on record in the library as your password. You will be prompted to change your password at that time. Once you log in your "Account Summary" will be displayed so that you can verify the phone numbers, e-mail and mailing addresses that the library has on record.

Renewing Items
After logging into your account (see instructions above), click the "Items Checked Out" link. A list of all the items charged out to you will appear. Check the boxes under the "Select" column for any items you wish to renew, then click the "Renew Selected Items " button. A new due date will appear after each title. Not all materials have the same loan periods, so be sure to verify the due date of each item. If the due date does not change, the item has not been renewed. Items renewed after midnight on the original due date will be considered overdue and charged a fine. It is the patron's responsibity to make sure that all materials have been renewed properly, so you may wish to print a copy of the renewal page for your records. Call the library at 452-2850 if you are having difficulties renewing online.

Cutural passes, items on reserve for other patrons, interlibrary loans, and summer reading books cannot be renewed. Most other items can be renewed once.

Reserving an Item
After logging into your account (see instructions above), click the "Advanced Search" tab. You have a variety of search options, such as title, author, subject or series. You can also limit your search to a particular format, like audiobook, large print, video recording or music. After you locate the item, look for its status. If an item is listed as "Checked Out," you may click the "Request Item" link to place a reserve. Verify your contact information and the library where you wish to pick up the item and click "Request Item." You can go to "My Account" and click the "Items on Hold" link to verify that the hold has been placed or the see the status of any items you have requested. Do not place a request on an item listed as "Checked In." If you would like the library to hold an item that is currently on the shelf, contact us by phone at 452-2850.

Requesting an Item from Another Library
If you do not find the item you are looking for in our library, you may change your search to "All Libraries in Our Network" instead of "This Library." This will allow you to search other libraries in the Bibliomation network. When you locate what you are looking for, click the "Request Item" link and follow the instructions above. Please be aware that libraries do not always send their materials through the interlibrary loan system, particularly new items or audiovisual materials. If no Bibliomation library will accept your reserve, please contact our Reference Desk at 452-2850.

Feel free to contact us at 452-2850 if you any problems accessing the library from home.

 

 
 
 
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