To find items in our catalogue, enter your search term into the search bar and then click SEARCH. You can also use the drop down menus on the left to limit your search to more specific results, or use the Advanced search button on the right hand side for more precise searching.
On the next page, you can use the options under Limit Search Results to filter your results. These options appear on the left hand side of the screen, and allow you to limit your search results by format, author, subject and more.
If you are a member of City of Melville Libraries, click Log In at the top of your screen – you will need your library card number and PIN. Don’t worry if you forget to log in, you can still search the catalogue and will be prompted to log in if you want to place a hold or download an eBook or eAudiobook. Not a member of the library? You can join online and log in to reserve items before visiting the library to complete your registration.
If you are not already a member and are aged 18 or over, you can register by clicking the Join Online button on the catalogue home page. Joining online will allow you to place holds on library materials immediately. To borrow items and access our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks, complete your membership and collect your library card by visiting one of our libraries and showing your ID to a staff member.
Once you have logged in, click My Account at the top of your screen to view and manage your personal information, checkouts, recent loan history, and holds. My Account replaces the My Details screen you may have used in our old catalogue.
With our online library catalogue, you can create personal lists. You may like to use this feature to create lists of items to borrow in future. To create a new list, make sure you are logged in, select My Lists from the top right of the page and then click on the ‘Add list’ icon on the left hand side. You can then add any items that you wish directly from the catalogue.
If you find an item you would like to reserve, click the Place Hold button to request it – next, select your Pickup Library and click Place Hold(s) to confirm your reservation. You will be notified by email or SMS (for those without an email address) once your item is available to collect.