Our library catalog, available on our website at www.cphlibrary.org, offers several terrific features and is accessible from anywhere through the Web. Also, sign-up for email notification for reminders of when materials due and reserved materials are available.
Read and write reviews for materials in the catalog. Just find the title and select "Write a Review" (for items that don't already have reviews) or the number of reviews (for items that have reviews). You will need to register once and log in to write a review.
- Renew books-no more late fees, just log in and renew them
- See what you currently have checked out
- See what you have on your request list
- Change your PIN
Note: Patron Account uses a secure connection to the server, so data cannot be intercepted by others on the Internet.
Next, at the Patron Account screen, log in with your library barcode number (without spaces) and your 4-digit PIN. If you don't remember your PIN and you have given the library your email address, you can choose "forgot my password" and it will be emailed to you. Otherwise, come in to the library and we will change it for you. Regardless, you will need to have your library card number.
The online catalog also gives you the ability to put books and audio-visual materials on reserve, and to request them from other libraries. Just click on "Request Title" below the book you want, and enter your card number and PIN number as directed. Please note, some libraries may limit what may be borrowed by patrons from other libraries.
Only Clifton Park and Halfmoon residents may reserve our new books and audiovisual materials. Also, not all items are renewable. Items may be renewed if...
- There are renewals left. Most items may be renewed twice.
- No one is waiting for the item.
- If the item is from interlibrary loan, the lending library allows renewals.