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  • Online Account Services

    The Library's online catalog offers a variety of functions to help you manage your patron account. You will need to login with your library card number and PIN to access your account. Your 4-digit PIN (personal identification number) was assigned to you when you registered for your library card. A basic catalog is available for those who do not wish to register with the BiblioCommons online catalog. The basic catalog retains account management, search and holds functions, while excluding reading lists, recommendations, and social networking features.

    Logging in to Your Account

    The system offers two login options: session level and task level.

    Session Level: This option allows you to login once for an entire session. The session level login function appears in the upper right corner of most online catalog screens, or you may click on "My Account" at the upper right corner of this page.

    Task-Level Login: If you have not performed a session-level login, the system will prompt you for your library card number and PIN the first time you use an account-specific function.

    Viewing Items On Loan

    1. Select the Checked Out menu option from the My SMPL tab of the online catalog
    2. If you have not performed a session-level login, respond to the prompts to enter your library card number and PIN

    Placing and Managing Hold Requests

    Placing Holds

    1. Search for a title of interest in the online catalog
    2. Click on the Place Hold button
    3. If you have not performed a session-level login, respond to the prompts to enter your library card number and PIN
    4. Specify your preferred pickup location
    5. Click on the Confirm button

    Managing your Hold Requests

    1. Select the Holds menu option from the My SMPL tab of the online catalog
    2. If you have not performed a session-level login, respond to the prompts to enter your library card number and PIN
    3. To cancel one or more holds, click on the checkbox to the left of the title(s) and then click on the Cancel button

    Changing Your PIN

    For privacy and security reasons, forgotten PIN numbers are not provided over the phone. You may click Forgot your PIN? in the online catalog, and follow the prompts to change your PIN. Alternatively, you may bring a current Photo ID to one of our four locations and ask the Customer Service staff to assign you a new PIN.

    Viewing Outstanding Fines and Fees

    1. Select the Fines menu option from the My SMPL tab of the online catalog
    2. If you have not performed a session-level login, respond to the prompts to enter your library card number and PIN
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