Catalogue FAQ's


How to use our catalogue

1. How can I find new Books, music CDs or DVDs?

Click “Search – Search the Catalogue” tab on the Home Page of the library catalogue. Hover the mouse over “New in Library” to reveal a selection of date ranges for your new items search.  A list of new items will display along with filters to reveal your preferred format and/or detail.


2. My search is complicated. How can I search using more than one criteria?

An “Advanced Search” option is available by selecting “Search the Catalogue” and “Advanced Search” at the end of the search field box


3. How can I renew my items?

Click “My Account – See Borrower Details” and log in with your library card number and PIN.  Select the tab “Items on Loan” to reveal your items currently on loan.  Select the item(s) to renew and click the green “Renew Items” button on the right of your screen.  If the items can be renewed, a success message will appear and an updated Date Due will display.


4. How can I check my details? eg. my reservations, my history, my charges and when my items are due back.

Log in via “My Account – See Borrower Details” and you will find a range of options to check your reservations, history and saved lists.  If you’re using a shared computer, don’t forget to log out when you’re finished.


5. How do I reserve an item?

Search our catalogue to find the title you want.  Scroll through, or filter the results to find the format you require i.e. Book or DVD etc. You may need to further open or click into the item to find a copy to reserve. Click on the word Reserve on the right of the item details. If you have not logged in you will be prompted to fill in your Library Membership number, your PIN, and the branch you would like to collect the item from. The first available copy will be held for you and you will be notified once this has occurred. 

6. How can I find my next good read?

Our catalogue will often provide prompts, suggestions or similar titles directing you to another great read. Look for the links within each search result. You may also find inspiration from the library webpage. Select “Our Services” then “What to Read”. 


7. I don’t know my PIN.