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8 Features of MGPL's New Catalog You Will Love

There’s a lot to love about MGPL’s new online catalog. But here are a few of our favorite tricks and tips for getting the most out of it.


TextIt 
Text item info to your phone  
Get item info like title and shelf location texted to your phone for easy reference when you’re in the library.
 
Directions:
  1. On a search results page, click “Find It” next to the check mark 
  2. Click the phone icon to the left of the item’s call number.
  3. Enter your cell phone number and carrier name.

 

SimilarReads 
Find similar reads
 
Find books, authors, and/or series similar to what you already like. 
 
Directions:
  1. Click on a book title in the catalog.
  2. Scroll down to the “Suggestions and More” section. 
  3. Discover other books in a series, similar authors and titles, story elements and genres, ratings, and reviews.

 

Username 
Create custom username
 
Log into your account using a unique, easy-to-remember username instead of your library barcode number.
 
Directions:
  1. Click “Log In” at the top-right corner of the catalog.
  2. Click “Create Username” and enter your library card number and password. 
  3. Enter and verify your desired new username, check the “Change Username” box, and click “Save”.

 

PickUp 
Item pickup options
 
Pick up MGPL materials at any CCS library. 
 
Directions:
  1. On a search results page, click “Place Hold” next to the item you want to request.
  2. Enter your barcode/username and password or PIN and log into your account. 
  3. In the “Pickup Library” dropdown menu, select your desired pickup location. 
  4. Want to postpone this request? Choose a later Activation Date for when you want your request to activate.

 

MapIt
Map of library items
See a map of which other CCS libraries have an item.
 
Directions: 
  1. Click on any item title.
  2. Scroll down and click “Map It”.
  3. See a map of which CCS libraries have the item, how many, and which are available.
  4. Select a library for contact info, and Get Directions for a printable route to that library.

 

Notifications 
New notification options
 
Get notified of all holds and overdue items by email, phone, text, or mail.
 
Directions:
  1. Click “Log In” at the top-right corner of the catalog and log into your account with your username and password.
  2. Under the My Account menu on the left, select “My Record”.
  3. Under “Contact Information and Preferences”, complete your Contact Information.
  4. Under “Preferences”, choose the “My preference for receiving library notices” dropdown menu to select:
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone
  • TXT Messaging
    • If selecting TXT Messaging, select your Phone and Carrier. 

 

CheckoutHistory 
See your checkout history
 
Keep a list of materials you have checked out for reference (or to brag about how many books you’ve read).
 
Directions:
  1. Click on the “Log In” icon at the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Enter your barcode/username and password or PIN and log into your account.
  3. Under the My Account menu on the left, select “My Record.” 
  4. Under “Contact Information and Preferences,” click on the “Maintain Reading List” check box beneath the Carrier menu.
  5. Answer the privacy and confidentiality policy pop-up. 
  6. Click “Submit Change Request”. 

 

Lists
Create catalog lists
Keep track of what you want to check out in the future.
 
Create a new list
  1. Click on the “Log In” icon at the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Enter your barcode/username and password or PIN and log into your account.
  3. Under the My Lists menu on the left, select “Create new saved list.”
  4. Answer the privacy and confidentiality policy pop-up. (Must select OK to use Lists.)
  5. Type a title for your new list and click “Create List”.
 
Add to an existing list
  1. On a search results page or a specific item page, select “Add to List” to the right of the item (below “Place Hold”).
  2. Choose the list you want to add it to.
  3. You can see your lists to the left when searching the catalog.

 

 

Other Great New Features

Automatic Card Registration
No need to re-register your MGPL card at other CCS libraries – you’re ready to check out at any of the 25 locations.
 
Automatic renewals
If an item you checked out doesn't have a hold on it, it will automatically renew 3 days before its due date. (Some limitations apply.)
 
Mobile-friendly browsing
Browse the catalog and manage your account from any device.
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