Los Alamos County Library System Reaches Million Patron Mark! Announces New Log-In Requirement

Library News:

There is a small change in the log-in procedure for the Los Alamos County Library System for a very big reason … the library has reached the million-patron mark!

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 23, those patrons who log in to their accounts in the Library catalog on a computer or mobile device will need to type one more number into the box labeled “Library Card Number.” For example if your number was 29028000123456, and you typed in 123456, now you will need to type in 0123456. The catalog address on the web is www.losalamoslibrary.org and the Log-In link is at the very top of the page.

As a service to its patrons, the library has filled in the first 8 digits of your library card in the log-in box, and have left the blank space for you to fill in the last six. Now that it has reached this million-user milestone, they can only fill in the first seven digits and it is up to you to type in the last seven. So if your computer or phone remembers your log-in, you’ll have to adjust that.

Some library patrons rarely set foot in the libraries, but use library services electronically. They check out electronic books and audiobooks, place books on hold, maintain lists of what they would like to read and what they have read, and log on to language-learning databases.

One of the many services offered by the Los Alamos County Library System is Overdrive. Overdrive has more than a thousand titles in electronic formats – as audiobooks, downloadable e-books, MP3 s and Kindle Books.

To get a library card, one simply needs to visit either Mesa Public Library or the White Rock Branch Library and fill out a registration card. We issue library cards to residents of Los Alamos County, employees working in Los Alamos County, temporary residents of Los Alamos County, New Mexico residents with a valid New Mexico ID such as a driver’s license, and UNM-LA students.Please bring identification with you when you come. A parent or guardian for a child under 18 must come in in person to register the child. People who don’t have an ID showing a local or regional address will be given a provisional, limited card.

Library staff is happy to help anyone who has trouble logging in, whether it be because of the additional digit, or because you need to reset your PIN, or with any other issues you may have with using your library services. For more information, call 505.662.8250.


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