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University of Liverpool Library Catalogue: Help Centre

'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.

Renew Books and Other Items

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.

How to:

  1. Log in to your My Millennium Account.
  2. If it isn't set as the default view, click the 'Items currently checked out' link to view the materials you have checked out.
  3. Select the materials you want to renew by checking the boxes in the RENEW column and then click the 'Renew Marked button. If you want to renew everything, click the 'Renew All' button.
  4. If you cannot renew items, a message will appear on the screen. If you are successful, a new due date will appear in the 'STATUS' column. Always check the STATUS column for information on the success or failure of your renewal.


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See What You Have on Loan, Fines and Books You Have Requested

'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.

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RSS Feeds: Receive Updates of Events in Your Library Record RSS Feeds for new books added to the Library

'My Record Feeds' enables you to receive updates of events in your Library Record, such as

  • Materials ready for pickup on hold shelf
  • Materials due soon
  • Materials due today
  • Materials overdue
  • Materials booked tomorrow
  • Materials recalled
  • New fines or fees

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'.


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Preferred Searches: Save Your Searches Preferred Searches

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.

How to:

  1. Log in to 'My Library Record'.
  2. Click on the 'New Search' button.
  3. Search whatever you want. You can create an Advanced Keyword Search where you can include limits to material type, language, publication year, etc.
  4. When your results are displayed, click the button marked 'Save search for future use'.
  5. The next time that you log in to 'My Library Record', you can click the 'Preferred Searches' button to see a list of your saved searches.
  6. Click on the 'Search' link associated with any of your preferred searches in the list and your search will be quickly executed for you again, finding any new items that have been added to the catalogue as well as the ones you found before.
  7. You can be alerted to new materials added to the Library which match your searches. Just check the 'Mark for Email' box and be sure that 'My Library Record' includes your current email address. The search will be run for you early on Monday mornings and the results will be emailed to you.
  8. If you want to save a new search and you have reached the limit of saved searches, you will need to 'Mark to Remove' one or more of your existing searches. Click on 'Update' to complete the removal of marked search(es).


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My Borrowing History Borrowing History

'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


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My Lists: a Record of Items of Interest Keep track of books you're interested in via My Library Record


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':

How to:

  1. Log in to 'My Library Record'.
  2. You are invited to 'Save Records to a List'. You 'Create a New List' or choose a List you have already created.
  3. If you're creating a new list, you need to give it a List Name and you can give it a Description. 'Submit' your choices then 'Return to Your Record'. If you want to add it to one of your existing lists, choose the List and click on 'Submit'.
  4. When you have returned to your record (click on 'Return to Your Record'), click on My Lists to see all of your lists.
  5. Any time that you log in to 'My Library Record', you can click the 'My Lists' button to see all your Lists. You can sort your lists by clicking on Name, Description or Date added.
  6. Click on a List Name to view the list. Click on a title to see the full catalogue record.
  7. You can manage your List(s) by changing its name or description, marking and deleting records from the List, removing duplicates, sorting the List, exporting it (you choose the format) so that it becomes the basis for a reading list held elsewhere, marking and moving records to another one of your Lists, or deleting it completely. Just click on the appropriate box to choose what you want to do.

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Your New Address or Email Modify Personal Information

'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.

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Log Out

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.

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