How do I register for an account?
  1. Go to the Log In page.  
  2. Enter your barcode and PIN and click the “Log In” button. If you haven’t registered before, you’ll be taken to the registration page. 
  3. First, you will be asked to verify your information.  
    1. If any information is incorrect, you can continue setting up your online account. Next time you’re at the Library, please visit one of our Customer Service Desks to have a staff member correct it.  
    2. Note: If the library does not have your birthdate on file with your library card, it will not be displayed on this page. You do not need to provide it if you so choose. However, if you decide not to provide your birth year and month, the system will assume you are a minor, and for safety reasons, some features will not be available to you. 
  4. Next, you will need to complete the account set up. This includes creating a username. Below is some information about creating a username: 
    1. Usernames can consist of up to 24 letters and numbers. You can also use an underscore in your username. 
    2. Your username cannot be your barcode. Once you register, you will still be able to use your barcode to login if you’d like.  
    3. Users under the age of 13 are required to choose a color and animal to create their username. A number will be appended to the user's choices to make the username unique. 
  5. After completing your account set up, you will be taken to a page titled “Welcome to your New Catalog!” where you can finish personalizing your account. Once you navigate away from this page some of these options will no longer be available to you.  
    1. Borrowing History: If you had your borrowing history enabled in our previous catalog and would like your previous borrowing history to be visible in your new account, you may choose to enable your borrowing history on this page. If you choose NOT to enable your borrowing history at this time, any borrowing history you had in our previous catalog will not be transferred over. 
    2. Import List Items: You can choose whether or not to do a one-time import of list items from the previous catalog. When you click the Import List Items button, all titles from those lists are fetched and added to the For Later Shelf. All imported items will be marked as private. The names of the original lists are not retained. The option to migrate list items will also be available for a limited time on your For Later Shelf.
    3. Privacy Defaults: Here you can choose your privacy settings for your shelves. Your shelves are automatically set to private unless you choose to change them. You can update these settings at any time.
    4. Additional Settings: Here you can set your preferred library location and your display defaults for community content. You can update these settings at any time.
  6. Once you complete setting up your preferences, click Save.  

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1. Why do I have to register?
2. How do I register for an account?
3. Do I have to provide my birthdate?
4. Why do I need to create a username?
5. What if my name or birthdate shown is incorrect when I register?
6. I am over the age of 13, but I had to choose a color and animal for my username when I registered. Why is that?