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Our New Catalog Has Arrived

We're happy to introduce the catalog's new look.

We want to ensure you have the best experience finding the materials you need to work, learn, and play. Please let us know if you have feedback.

If you need help, please get in touch directly by phone (847) 827-5551 or by email.

To familiarize yourself with the basics, start by taking one of the short tutorials on this site.

You can access the catalog through the same links at the top of the page you are used to: Account or Catalog, or by entering a new search.

Access the catalog

Here are some of the features you can look forward to as part of our catalog upgrade:

heart arrangement of books with library names written on spines

Get a list of the 24+ area locations where you can now pickup your holds.

  • Seamlessly use the new catalog on your phone, tablet, or computer.
  • Create an easy to remember username to log into the library catalog.
  • Select your notice preference, including email, text, or automated calls. Opt in for additional text notification for held items so you don’t ever miss a hold.
  • Renew material automatically! 3 days before your items are due, the system will automatically try to renew your materials for you. If you have an email listed in your library account, you’ll receive an email letting you know the new due date, or a courtesy reminder if the items cannot be renewed.
  • Choose your preferred pickup location from any of the participating locations.
  • Find an item that's outside the library with a new Map It feature
  • A new mobile app will be out in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for updates.

map screenshot of books located at nearby libraries

Scroll down when looking at an item’s details to find “Map It”

Please remember that starting today, passwords made before April 13 will have changed:

Log into the new catalog with your existing PIN, entered in all CAPS, or ask library staff to help you set a new PIN

Another tip: Replace your existing bookmarks with the new catalog url. The keyboard shortcut for adding a new bookmark is Ctrl + “D” on Windows (or on mac Apple Command ⌘ + “D”) once you get to the new catalog.

For help learning the new catalog, check out these tutorials: 

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  1. Logging in to the New Catalog
  2. My Account
  3. Searching and Viewing Results
  4. Place a Hold on an Item

A note about e-Materials in the catalog

Some eMaterials appearing in the library catalog will link to the wrong record. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to fix the problem. For now, it's best to browse and search for eMaterials using the links on our eBooks & more page. (4-19-2018)

Want to learn more? Visit the library for an in-person tutorial on Thursday, May 3rd, from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

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