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Patrons can connect to the on-line catalog by clicking on the icon to the left or by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. However, if this is your first visit here, please read this introduction before using the online catalog.

The SIRSIDYNIX WebCat© Online Catalog has many new features:

  • You can search all libraries or just your local library.
  • You can place holds on books.
  • You can view your checkouts, holds, renew items, review fines and more.

PIN (Personal Identification Number)
Anyone can search the catalog, but to place a hold, renew items or view your library record, you will need your library card number (the 10 or 14 digit number on the back of your library card) and a PIN. To obtain a PIN, you will need to come to the library and show identification. This insures the confidentiality of our library patron records. If you forget or lose your PIN, you will need to come to the library with proper ID.

How to Place Holds
To place a hold, type a title or author or subject into the search box and click on SEARCH. When the results appear, scroll until you find the item you are wanting. Click on the blue PLACE HOLD link to the left. A new window will appear.  Enter your user ID (library card number), PIN and select a pick-up location.  Finally, click on PLACE HOLD and you are done. Certain categories of books may not be placed on hold including reference books, "Top Ten books," school collection, and some DVD movies. If you try to place a hold on any of these items, you will receive an error message such as: "No items qualified for hold--please see librarian for help." When you place a hold via WebCat©, items may not be immediately available. You will be notified when the items are available for pickup either by mail or e-mail. If you need the items immediately, please call your local library.

"Top-Ten +" Bestselling Authors
The latest books (including books and large-print books) by the authors listed below cannot be placed on hold and are not visible in the catalog. These popular books circulate quicker by having them available at the local library instead of waiting to be delivered between branches. Please be assured that we will have the latest books by these authors available as soon as they are received and processed. Please check with your local library for availability.

"Top-Ten +" Authors:  David Baldacci, Sandra Brown, Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton, John Grisham,  Charlaine Harris, Stephen King,  Karen Kingsbury, Beverly Lewis,  James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks and Danielle Steel.

WebTV Users
WebTV uses "caching" to cut down the time it takes to download additional pages from the internet. Our catalog creates dynamic webpages so it cannot be cached. In addition, the catalog has security features that do not work with caching and proxy servers so that each catalog search remains private. Because these two technologies do not work hand in hand, WebTV users may not be able to access our catalog.

Links to the Catalog
Do NOT create a "bookmark," "favorite," or link to the catalog past this point. Because catalog session links are dynamic and URLs are created on-the-fly. Future sessions will not connect properly using an old URL. Again, this is a security feature to protect your privacy.

Click HERE to connect to the catalog.

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