Tips On ‘My Lists’ Feature Of Library’s New Catalog

Los Alamos County Library System News:

Welcome to a new installment in a series of posts outlining tips and tricks for using the new Library catalog.

If you’d like a way to keep track of all the items you want to read, view, or listen to; or all you might want to give as holiday gifts, for example, try the My Lists feature of the new catalog. 

Creating a List:

  • Log in to the catalog
  • Go to My Lists (right next to My Account on the top right of the page)
  • Click on the notebook icon with the + sign
  • Write the list’s name in the box and click Create.

Adding items to a list:

  • Log in to the catalog
  • Find the item(s) you want to add to the list
  • Click the checkbox of any item(s) you want to add to the list.
  • Use the Select an Action button at the top and select Add to My Lists

If you have set your preferences to No Default List, the catalog will ask you what list to add the item(s) to. If you have selected a specific default list, the items will be automatically added to that list.  If you haven’t designated a default list, the catalog will create a temporary list. 

The catalog will also add everything to a temporary list if you are not logged in. If you are not logged in to the system, this temporary list will be cleared after your session has expired, in about 10 minutes.  Named lists saved to your account will not expire.

Working with your lists:

  • To work with a specific list, click on its name to open it. 
  • The Arrange By menu will let you sort your lists alphabetically or by date. 
  • Use the + or – buttons to create a new list, or delete an existing list. 
  • By selecting any or all of the items in a list, you will be able to place holds, email the list, print it out, or move or copy items to another list using the Select an Action button.

If you are struggling with the new catalog we are happy to help.  Just ask at any of the service desks or call 662-8253 to schedule a longer, in depth training session.