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My Library Account: Tool Bar and Menus

The many features of My Library Account explained--renewals, paying fines online, and more. #mylibrary #renew #renewals #fees


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        My Library Account numbered tool bar.

1.  New Search

Click this link to start a new search in OneSearch.

2.  Journals List

A list by title of all journals, magazines, and newspapers the Pfau Library subscribes to electronically or in print.

3.  Library Databases

A list of our databases by subject and an A - Z by title list.

4.  Show More

Expands the tool bar choices adding some additional text.

5.  Go to Search History

View or manage any pinned/saved items or saved searches, also view the searches you just ran in case you want to save them.

6.  Pinned/Saved Items

View or manage any pinned/saved items: Saved Records (items), Saved Searches, and/or Search History.


Numbered detail of the Account Overview screen.

1.  Overview

The Account Overview screen is the home page for your account.  The Overview link takes you there.

2.  Loans

This is library speak for anything you have checked out from the library (books, Course Reserves, DVDs, laptops, CSU+ books, etc.).  View a list of currently checked-out items with their due dates and renew them online.  Most items will renew once automatically.  Renewals are limited for some items and not available at all for others.  You also can view a list of items you checked out and returned.

3.  Requests

Here you will see any Pfau Library books or media you have requested, also books or media ordered by you from another CSU library through our free CSU+ service.  Once a request is filled and checked out to you, it will appear under Loans along with its due date.  When the Pfau Library doesn't have the book or media you need, we may be able to get it from another CSU library.  See our guide: Get Books from Other CSU Libraries.

4.  Fines + Fees

View any fines or fees you may have incurred and pay them online.

5.  Blocks + Messages

View any blocks on your library account or any messages sent to you from the library.

6.  Personal Details

Your contact information and preference settings for notices (letters) to you sent via email from the library.


It is recommended that you do not change these settings.

Six preference settings for My Library Account.

1.  Activity Report

Used for multiple notices at once, for example, if you checked something out; you have an overdue item; and there's a recall on another item you have checked out.

2.  Overdue Notice

Did you forget to return something on time?

3.  Recall letter

Someone needs to use an item you have checked out.  Please return it.

4.  Courtesy letter

An item you have checked out is due soon.

5.  Loan Status letter

You checked something out or you returned something.

6.  Recall Cancellation letter

A recall has been cancelled.

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