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What can I do with the online catalog?

  • Search the Catalog for books & other materials in the FRL system.
  • Access NCLive. (contact your local library for the password)
  • View the bestsellers lists.
  • Read book reviews and book summaries.
  • Renew items or check the status of items you’ve borrowed. REQUIRES A LIBRARY CARD!
  • Check your position in a Hold list, or remove a Hold you’ve placed on an item. REQUIRES A LIBRARY CARD!
  • Review whether you owe any Fines or Late Fees. REQUIRES A LIBRARY CARD!

How do I search the Online Catalog?
You can search the catalog several ways. Important note: You do not need to log on to do search the catalog.

The online catalog homepage has a simple search engine in which you can search by words or phrase, author, title, subject, series, or periodical title. You can search all six of the libraries within the Fontana Regional Library system, or you can limit your search to just one library.

The online catalog homepage also offers the option to “Click Here for Power Search,” which enables you to do a more complex search using multiple criteria.

You may also search for items in a particular subject area, using either the “Find it Fast!” or “Kid’s Library” buttons.

Click on Search/Home from any page to begin a new search.

What are my user ID and PIN?
The user ID is the number on the back of your library card (ex. 29493100….). “WELCOME” is the PIN (Personal Identification Number) automatically given to you when you receive your library card. Your PIN is case sensitive! We recommend you change this when you begin using your library card online.

How do I change my PIN?
Click on “My Account,” enter your user ID and PIN, then select the “User PIN change” option. Type in the new PIN in the lower two boxes (and write it down somewhere safe so you don’t forget it!) If you forget your PIN, call your local library and ask to have it reset.

How can I look up what books I have checked out?
Click on “My Account” from any page in the catalog. Click on the option to “Review My Account” and enter your user ID and PIN. A screen will pop up with a list of materials you have checked out, as well as any fines you owe. If you have requested the library to place a hold for you, “My Account” will list your holds and where you are in the queue. Once you leave “My Account,” the system automatically logs you out in order to protect your privacy.

How can I renew a book?
Click on “My Account” from any page in the catalog. Click on the option to “Renew My Materials” and enter your user ID and PIN. The screen will list which items you are able to renew, and will give instructions on how to proceed. Again, once you leave this screen, the system automatically logs you out in order to protect your privacy. Please read the screen carefully to ensure your items were renewed. (New books and items already renewed once may not be renewed again). You can also double-check your due-dates by selecting the “Review My Account” page.

How can I be sure I’m logged out?
If you log in to the online catalog from the catalog homepage, you will need to manually logout. Please be sure to logout in order to protect your privacy, especially if you are using a public access computer.

More questions? Please call (828) 488-4712
Or email: Questions@fontanalib.org

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