'My Library Record': Some things you can do with 'My Library'
For help with Searching the Catalogue see the Help Centre for Getting the best from the Library Catalogue.
You can renew books and other items online from the Library catalogue both within the Library (public 'OPACs') or from any web browser session by choosing 'My Library' record.
'My Library Record' will tell you how many times you have renewed each book. Overdue books cannot be renewed on-line and a book requested by another user cannot be renewed at all. For fuller information see Borrow, renew or return material. Check this page to see how many times you can renew things.
You can also renew books by bringing them into the Library or by telephoning our 24/7 telephone renewal line: 0151-794-5010.
'My Library Record' will tell you how many books you have on loan, how many times you have renewed them, any 'fines' or charges that you are due to pay the Library and anything you have requested. You can cancel any requests (holds) you no longer want by selecting them and clicking one of the Cancel buttons.
Click on the icons on the left side of the screen to see any of this information in turn.
'My Record Feeds' enables you to receive updates of events in your Library Record, such as
Subscribe to 'My Record Feeds' by clicking on the link in 'My Library Record'. Your feed will appear as Your Library Record News in your browser or feed reader. See the Library's RSS Feeds page for full details. When you choose to view your feed you will be asked to log in to 'My Library Record'.
If you want to use the same catalogue search again, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to type it each time and you can have it run automatically for you once a week and a list of new books matching your search will be emailed to you.
'My Library Record' will keep your borrowing history for you IF you choose to 'Opt In'. Click on 'Borrowing History' and then on 'Opt In'. From then onwards anything you borrow from the Library will appear in a list when you click on 'Borrowing History'.
Only you can see what is listed in your Borrowing History. Neither Library staff nor anyone else will see the history of what you have borrowed. You alone see it when you log in to Your Library Record. Library staff know only what you have on loan at the present time.
You can delete individual items from your Borrowing History by marking them in the 'Mark' box and clicking on the 'Delete Marked Items' button.
You can Opt Out of having your Borrowing History kept by clicking on 'Delete All' and then clicking on 'Opt Out'. Now, your borrowing history is deleted. There is no way of getting it back again!
You might want to 'Delete All' before you leave the University
If you are going to export records by emailing them to yourself or saving them to a local drive follow the instuctions: Exporting Records You Have Found in the Catalogue: 'Add to My Bag'
You can keep a record of items in the catalogue that interest you as you go along, for future reference. When you see something interesting add it to one of your lists and it will be kept there for you in 'My Library Record'. As you search the catalogue, mark record(s) of interest and click on 'Add Marked to My Lists' - you will be asked to login if you're not logged in already.
Follow these instructions when you've marked a record for your List and clicked on 'Add Marked to My List':
'My Library Record' how the Library records your address(es), telephone number(s), email and the date your course or Library membership is set to expire. You need to tell the Library of changes to your address(es) or telephone number(s): Click on 'Modify Personal Information' to use the New Address or Email form. However, if you are a student of the University you should not use this form: change your address on Spider and 'My Library Record' will be updated automatically.
Always click on the 'Log Out' button to exit if you are using a public catalogue (OPAC) so that other people don't see Your Library Record.