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    The library's online catalog (BiblioCommons) and app (SMPL Mobile) offer a variety of functions to help you manage your account and utilize library services.  

    Logging in to Your Account 

    You will need your library card number and PIN to access your account. Your 4-digit PIN was assigned to you when you registered for your library card. 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 five locations and ask the Customer Service staff to assign you a new PIN. 

    There are two login options:

    Log in once for an entire session: This login function appears in the upper right corner of most online catalog screens, or in the menu bar of the app.  

    Log in to perform a specific task: If you have not logged in for an entire session, the system will prompt you for your library card number and PIN each time you use any of the features described below.  

    NOTE: The first time you log in you will be prompted to register. 

    Managing Your Account 

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    SMPL Mobile App

    BiblioCommons Online Catalog

    Viewing Your Items/Due Dates

    In your menu options choose My SMPL or My Borrowing to access the Checked Out menu.

    Select the Checked Out menu option from the My SMPL tab of the online catalog.

     

    Renewing an Item/ Extending a Due Date

    From the Checked Out menu, choose the plus symbol to the left of the item you would like to renew then click Renew. Or click the Renew All button in the top right to renew all your items at once.

    From the Checked Out menu, click the box to the left of the item(s) you would like to renew then click Renew Selected.

    Viewing/Paying Outstanding Fines and Fees

    In your menu options choose My SMPL or My Borrowing to access the Other menu. Under Other click on Fines to view your fines. Fines cannot be paid via the SMPL Mobile app.

    Select the Fines menu option from the My SMPL tab of the online catalog to view your fines. If you would like to pay your fines, choose Pay Fines Online to access the SMPL Smart Pay secure online payment service. You will then be prompted to log in again.

    Placing a Hold/ Reserving Materials

     

    1. Search for a title of interest in the online catalog. Click on item. 
    2. Click the plus symbol in the top right then click Hold.  
    3. Specify your preferred pickup location and then click Done. 

     

     

    1. Search for a title of interest in the online catalogClick on item. 
    2. Click the Place Hold button. 
    3. Specify your preferred pickup location. 
    4. Click on the Confirm button. 

     

    Managing Your Hold Requests

    In your menu options choose My SMPL or My Borrowing to access the Holds menu. This menu will show you items Ready for pickup, Active Holds, or Suspended. Choose Active Holds to Cancel or Suspend items.

     

    1. Select the Holds menu option from the My SMPL tab of the online catalog. 
    2. To cancel one or more holds, click the checkbox to the left of the title(s) and then click the Cancel button. (You could also choose Suspend, if you would like to delay the hold request.) 

     

    Enable recently returned lists

    If you register your account from the app, you will need to activate your Recently Returned record via BiblioCommons on our website.

    Select the Recently Returned menu option from the My SMPL tab of the online catalog to enable this feature.

    Create reading lists, get recommendations, and more

    Go to http://help.bibliocommons.com/  or click on Help in the top right corner of the screen when you are logged in on our website.

    Go to http://help.bibliocommons.com/  or click on Help in the top right corner of the screen when you are logged in on our website.

    *A basic catalog is available for those who do not wish to register in BiblioCommons or download the SMPL Mobile App. The basic catalog retains basic account management functions but excludes reading lists, recommendations, and social networking features.

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