How do I access 'My Account' on the library website?
To access your library card record, click on 'My Account' in the top right corner. Enter your last name and the entire library card number starting with the 420 (no spaces) and click 'Login.'
From within your account you may renew items, view your fines and review your reading history.
How do I renew my library books?
You can renew your library materials up to two times online
(If an item is on hold for another patron, you may not be able to renew your
Once logged in, simply click the blue “Renew” button, or
select the titles you want to renew, and click the white “Renew Selected Items”
button. You can also select “Renew All” to renew all your checked out items.
If you want to download a digital file of all the books you
have checked out or on hold, you can click “Export to Excel” to download an .xls
How do I track my reading history?
We care about your privacy, and that means we don’t keep a record of books you’ve checked out in the past. But if you want to keep track of the materials you check out, you
can start recording your reading history through your library account. It will
start recording from the moment you opt in, but will not include items you
checked out in the past.
Login to “My Account” on
summitcountylibraries.org. On the left side panel, select “Reading History.”
Then click the “Start Recording My Reading History” button.
Can I see how much my fines are?
Yes. Click ‘Fines and Messages’ on the left. This amount must be paid in person at a Summit County Library by cash or check.
How do I request materials?
Use the ‘Search’ field at the top left to enter in the subject, title or author. From there you can narrow your results using the categories on the left. Pay attention to what type of material it is: Book, CD book, DVD, etc. Place a hold on any item within Summit County or outside of the county by clicking the blue 'Place Hold' to the right of an item listing. Choose the Summit County Library where you want to pick the item up and receive an e-mail, call or text when it arrives.
How do I see what I have on hold?
Click ‘Titles on Hold’ on the left. This will show what is ready for pickup and any materials that are still pending.
Can I receive text messages to notify me when my holds arrive or my materials are due?
Yes. Click on this link to sign up here. Enter your whole library number starting with the 420 with no spaces and your phone number.
You will receive a text back asking you to text CONFIRM to 'continue and verify library message registration.' You are now all signed up and will receive reminder texts when items you place on hold are ready for pick up or when materials you have checked out are coming due.
Text 'MyBooks' to see the status of all your library items.
Text 'Stop' if you no longer want to receive text message notifications.
Can I freeze my holds on materials if I am going on vacation?
Yes. However, if you are the only person on the waitlist, your
hold may still be fulfilled. If an item is already in transit, you will not be
able to freeze it.
Under my account find your 'Titles on Hold.' Next to the item click 'Freeze Hold.'
Just remember when you return, click “Thaw Hold” to put your name back in the queue.
How do I link my family accounts?
Does your family have multiple library card accounts? You
can keep track of everything you have checked out and on hold in one place by
linking your accounts.
After logging in, click “Account Settings” from the left
side bar. Then scroll down to “Linked Accounts” to begin. To add someone’s
account, you’ll need their name and library card number. They will then be able
to see that you can view their account.
When you place a hold, you will need to select which account
name you want the hold placed under, and when you come to pick up the hold, you
will need to have the correct library card with you.
How can I keep track of books I want to read?
Lists are a great way to keep track of items in our system
that you would like to check out in the future. To add an item to a list, click
the green “Add to List” button at the bottom of an item entry:
You can then choose a list or create a new list and
you can review your list items by going in to your account
and clicking “My Lists” from the left side panel.