Before accessing your online library account, you must possess a library card.
How to Apply for an Adult Library Card:
The Lindenhurst Memorial Library card is your passport to a variety of library services, privileges, and activities. Adult applicants must show current proof of residence or ownership when applying for a library card. Examples of valid forms of identification include:
- Driver’s License/non-driver ID
- Automobile registration
- Automobile Insurance ID card
- Utility or credit card bill (within 60 days)
- Bank statement
- Pay stub
- Lease/deed/tax bill
Applicants can either complete an online library card application or apply in person at the Circulation Desk
Applying for Children’s and Teen Cards:
A child/teen under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when applying for a Library Card. Your child, from infancy through the 8th grade, is eligible for a Children’s Library Card. A child is eligible for a Young Adult Library Card the year he/she completes 8th grade. The parent/guardian must be present to sign the new Library Card.
Library Card Renewals:
Your library card is valid for 3 years. In order to renew your card, you must present proof of residency or ownership within the district. Library cards must be clear of all delinquencies and/or fines before they can be renewed.
REGISTERING FOR MY LIBRARY ACCOUNT
You must register to use the “My Library Account” Feature.
The first time you register your account, you must have your library card available.
- First, access the Lindenhurst Memorial Library web site home page: http://www.lindenhurstlibrary.org.
- Next, place the mouse over the “My Account” option on top of the navigation bar.
- Enter the Barcode from the back of your library card into the indicated space on the site.
- Type a password into the “Password” field.
- Click Login or press Enter.
- You will be asked to re-enter your new password for verification.
MY ACCOUNT FEATURES
Your online Library Account gives you convenient access to many features
- To find out when borrowed materials are due, click on “Items currently checked out.”
- Text Message Alerts
This option enables you to receive text messages to alert you when borrowed items are due, when items are overdue, or when reserved items are available.
- To renew borrowed materials, select “Items currently checked out.” You can sort by date, renew all items, or renew selected items. Select an item by clicking in the box to the left. If no renewal is available, no check box will appear. (Note: You may not renew items that have outstanding holds or have reached a maximum number of renewals.) To determine if you have successfully renewed an item, check the “status” column for confirmation. Example:
DUE 11-14-13 RENEWED
Now due 12-12-13 Renewed 1 time
- Auto Renew
Auto renew is available! Your borrowed items will be renewed automatically as long as there are: no other holds on them, you have not exceeded the maximum number of renewals, or you owe more than $10.00. 3 day items do not qualify for auto renew. An email will let you know what has been renewed and what is not eligible.
- To request an item, Click in the blank search box at the top of the screen. When you’ve found the item, click “Request.” At the login screen, enter your barcode and password.
- To cancel a request, click on “requests (holds).” Select the requests you wish to cancel by clicking in the box to the left of the title and click “Update Holds.” The canceled request will be removed from the list.
- To “freeze” requests, select the requests you wish to freeze by clicking in the box to the right of the title and click “Update Holds.” Your requests will be suspended until you “unfreeze” them. You will not lose your place in the queue. When you are available to check out items, you can “unfreeze” your requests. This option is particularly useful if you expect to be out of town or unavailable to pick up materials. Please note that your requested materials will not become available until you “unfreeze” your requests.
- Preferred Searches is a list of catalog searches that you have saved. You will be updated via e-mail of newly added titles which may be of interest to you based on your preferred searches.
- My Lists is a feature you create while searching the catalog. “My Lists” saves titles which you would like to request or borrow in the future. This feature will also alert you to possibly duplicating what you may have already checked out by comparing your list with your Reading History list.
- My Reading History is a feature that maintains a list of books you’ve borrowed. To activate this feature, select “Opt In.” A history of your borrowed and returned items will now begin. You may delete any or all items in the list at any time. To stop recording a list of items you have borrowed, click “Opt Out.”
- With Change My Contact Information, you can enter a(n):
- Username in place of your barcode when logging into your Library Account. Enter an easy-to-remember, unique username into the field labeled “username” and click Submit. (Your username will not be accepted if there is a space between words. Try using an underscore instead.) If the username you have selected is not already in use, it will now be available to use in place of your barcode.
- Email Address. This option permits you to receive email updates to alert you when borrowed items are due, when items are overdue, and when reserved items are available.
- Text Message Alerts. This option permits you to receive text messages to your phone to alert you when borrowed items are due, when items are overdue, and when reserved items are available.
Pay Fines Online
Lindenhurst Memorial Library fines and bills totaling over $1.00 may be paid online using Visa© and MasterCard©. Within the “My Account” section, select “Unpaid fines and bills.” Click on “Pay Your Library Fines Online,” and select the fines you wish to pay. Complete the form and click “Submit.”