My library account

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My Account is the section within the Library catalogue that contains your unique Library information - you can use it to check what books you have out on loan and on hold, the items you have booked from Short Loan Collection and your reading history. From here you can also renew your books online.   


Setting up My Account

To make use of many of the services available on the catalogue you will need your library barcode the number on the front of your student or staff card and a password. To set up your password select My Account Login from the bottom of the catalogue home page. The following screen appears:

Type in your surname, barcode and leave the password box blank then click on Submit. You will then be asked to fill out another form with your name and barcode and then type in your password. Students should enter your network password, staff should select a password.‌‌


Problems with logging in

If you forget your password, or enter an incorrect password you will get a message 'Invalid PIN' on attempting to login. If this happens you can choose to set a new password. Select the "Forget your Password?" link on the My Account login screen. You will be asked to enter your name and barcode (the number above the barcode on your student ID card), and then a message will be sent to your University email address, this message will include a link to a web page where can create a new password for My Library Record. If you need any further help go to the Lending Services desk on Level 2 of the Library or email:


Using My Account

When logged in you will see your name appear at the top right of the screen. Click on your name to access your account. You will then see a screen similar to the one shown below. To navigate between the different options available, use the headings on the left hand side. E.g. to renew booking select Checkouts, to review holds or reservations click on Holds, to review a list of items which you have booked from the Short Loan collection click on Bookings and to view a list of books which you have borrowed from the library click on Reading History.


Changing your password

If you wish to change your password for your library account go to "Edit PIN" and enter your existing and new passwords. Then click on Submit. 

Messages from the Library

If we need to contact you, we will sometimes put a message on your record which you will see when you login to My Account > Messages. Please get in touch when asked to!

Renewing Books

When you are in My Account it will tell you how many books you have borrowed under the heading Checkouts. You can renew any items you have on loan, as long as there are no holds / recalls on them. Select the item you wish to renew and click on Renew Marked. To renew all items click on Renew All.

‌Viewing and Cancelling Holds

To see a list of holds you have placed, click on Holds, you will see a screen similar to the one below. Select the item you wish to cancel and click on Cancel Selected. To cancel all holds click on Cancel All

Cancelling Short Loan Collection Bookings

To see a list of Short Loan Collection bookings you have placed, click on Bookings, you will see a screen similar to the one shown below. To cancel a Short Loan Collection booking select the record and click on Cancel Selected. To cancel all Short Loan Collection bookings click on Cancel All

Your reading history

You can use My Account to see a list of books which you have borrowed. This can be useful when you are writing a bibliography, however the list will not include journal articles or electronic books. To see the list click on Reading History. To delete a book from this list select the item and click on Delete Marked, to delete all items click onDelete All. It is possible to opt out of the reading history service at this point too.

Please note that once an item has been deleted this action can not be reversed.

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