Account Activity - Loans

The Loans option not only allows you to view your loans, but also renew loans, print a list of your loans, or rate/review titles.

 

View Current Loans 

  1. Log in with your library credentials. [Your first name] Account slides out to the left.  

  2. Click the arrow to open the drop-down list of Account options, and then click Loans.

  3. Under Account Activity the total number of current loans displays along with a separate total of overdue items. Overdue titles will display at the top of the list. The oldest overdue will display first.

  4. The list is sorted by Status and will display the oldest loans first indicating which titles are due today or how many days are left on the loan. You can also sort by Title or Author using the Sort By drop-down list.

  5. Clicking the title will open the Details tab. Clicking Back to Results in the title details will return you to Loans.

  6. Remember to log out when you have finished.  Failure to log out could allow other borrowers to access your personal information.  After a certain amount of time with no mouse activity, you will be automatically logged out.  

 

Renew a Loan 

  1. To renew an individual title, click Renew Loan.   An example is shown below.


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  1. The loan will be renewed for another loan period and the Due date will be updated displaying the new due date.  

  2. To renew selected titles, select the check box on the right for each item you want to renew. Renew becomes enabled; found next to the first check box on the right side of the screen.  The Due date will be updated displaying the new due date. Click Renew.

  3. To renew the entire list, select the Renew check box found on the right side of the screen. The check box for each title will be selected.  Click Renew.

Note: If there is a problem renewing any of the titles, a pop-up will display the title(s) that could not be renewed.  One reason could be you have reached your limit on how many times you can renew an item.  Consult your library staff if you are not sure of why your renewal was denied.

  1. A green banner displays at the top of the screen, The following titles were successfully renewed.  [A list of the titles just renewed will display.] 
     

Rate a Title

  1. To rate one of the titles under Loans, hold your mouse pointer over the stars.  A tool tip will display a word associated with the rating as you hover over the stars.  For example, two stars colored display Poor.  You can also color half a star, if desired.

  2. Click when you have colored the appropriate rating.

  3. A Would you like to write a review? displays and a green banner at the top of the screen with the message, Your rating has been saved.  You can just rate the title, but if you also want to write a review, click the Would you like to write a review? link to open the Add New Review dialog.  For information on writing a review see Write a Review below.

 

Write a Review

  1. When you rate an item in Loans you are given the option to write a review by clicking the pop-up wording, Would you like to write a review?

  2. Once clicked the Add New Review dialog displays.

  1. Complete the form as follows:

Rate This Title *:  Since you have already rated the item, your rating displays. You can adjust the rating if you like.  The stars' meanings are as follows:
1 = Bad, 2 = Poor, 3 = Average, 4 = Good, 5 = Awesome

 

Title of Your Review *:  Type the title of the review you are going to write. You are allotted up to 40 characters.  This is NOT the same as the title of the book, but your own creation.

 

Your Name (optional):  Type your name or the name you want to use as the reviewer of the item. This is not a required field.

 

Write Your Review *:  In the entry box, type your review.  You are allotted up to 10,000 characters.

 

Note:  In order to successfully submit your review, all *required fields must be completed.  Failure to enter information in any of the three required areas will result in an error message.

 

Tips for writing your review

  1. After you have completed your review click the Submit button to post your review.  After you click Submit, a green banner displays at the top of the screen, Thank you for submitting a review.  Your review will post after refreshing the screen. Reviews are sorted by a timestamp, therefore newly submitted reviews will appear at the top of the list of reviews.

If a message displays advising, Thank you for submitting a review.  Your review will be posted upon approval of library staff.  then your review will post once it is reviewed.  You will not receive a notice when the review is actually posted.

If you change your mind about posting your review, click the Cancel button; however, once you click Submit you cannot delete or edit your review.

 

Print Loans

  1. Log in with your library credentials. [Your first name] Account slides out to the left.  

  2. Click the arrow to open the drop-down list of Account options, and then click Loans.

  3. Click the Print Loans link found on the top right of the Loans page.

  4. A Print dialog displays a preview of all of your loans along with their Due Date and Status. You cannot select individual loans to print.

  5. Click Print and proceed accordingly with the Print dialog associated with your browser.

  6. Remember to log off when you have finished.  Failure to log off could allow other borrowers to access your personal information.  After a certain amount of time with no mouse activity, you will be automatically logged off.