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Getting Started with the Library Catalog

GETTING STARTED

Information for new users of the library's online catalog.

Download a New User Guide with more information on getting started, getting organized, and using the library's new website.

Log In / Register

On the Log in/Register page, enter your library card number in the Username or Barcode field.

If you have a PIN from the library's previous system, enter your current PIN in the Password field.

Library Go Cards

Use your Library Go card number as your barcode.

Your password is initially set to your birthday (MMDDYYYY format; for example,  January 1, 2010 = 01012010).

After logging in, confirm your information, choose a username, read and acknowledge the terms of service to get started.

Choose A Username

Choose a username for your account.

You will be able to log in to the catalog using either your barcode or username.

Usernames must be unique across all BiblioCommons libraries.

If you already have a username registered with another library that uses BiblioCommons (such as Hennepin County Library or Ramsey County Library), you will need to use a different username in the Saint Paul Public Library system.

If the username you want to use is already in use at any other library using the BiblioCommons catalog, you will need to use a different username.

Check Your Privacy Settings

Once you have created your account, check your account settings to be sure they are the way you would like them to be set. You can make your Shelves and your Feed private or shared. Your borrowing information (check-outs and holds) is always private.

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