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An Introduction to the Online Library Catalog:


An Introduction to HOMEACCESS, Free Online Resources Available Exclusively to Library Cardholders:

An Introduction to The Mid-Hudson Digital Download Center (Overdrive):

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First Time Logging In?

  • Make sure that you have registered with your local library and received a library card.
  • Make sure that you have provided your local library with a valid email address. This will allow you to modify your PIN and receive notices when an item you have requested has arrived or something checked out has become overdue.
  • If you have not established a PIN, go to the My Account page, enter the barcode from your library card, and leave the PIN field blank. After clicking "submit", you will be prompted to create a PIN. This can be any combination of letters and numbers.
  • Remember that this login information will also allow you to access our collection of databases, eBooks and digital audiobooks. Make sure to check the HOMEACCESS link on the home page to see your options.
  • After logging in you will be able to renew books, place holds, and create lists. If you have any questions, please contact your local library.
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Requesting an item

You can request that an item be reserved for you and pick it up at the library of your choice.

  • Once you find an item you wish to request, find and click "Request".
  • You will be asked to enter your library card number and your PIN.
  • You then must select a library where you would like to pickup your title.
  • When your item arrives the library will notify you by phone or email.
  • You will have 7 business days to pick your item up.
  • You can log into your My Account to monitor your requests, change the pickup location or cancel them.
  • If the items you requested are in demand you will be placed in a queue. Requests are filled locally by the owning library first and then made available to other library's patrons.

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Renewing an item

Library cardholders may renew their own materials online. All material may be renewed except items with reserves, those on which you owe fines or items with restricted renewal. Check with your local library for further information.

  • Log in to your My Account.
  • If you do not see a list of items currently checked out, use the "Items currently checked out" link to view the items you have checked out.
  • Select the items you want to renew by checking the boxes in the renew column and then click the "Update List" button. If you want to renew everything, click the "Renew All" button.
  • If you cannot renew items, a message will appear on the screen. If you are successful, a new due date will appear in the "Status" column. Always check the Status column for information on the success or failure of your renewal.
  • You may print your updated My Account page with new due dates as confirmation.

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