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Accessing Worldcat, the Library Catalog



     Log in to your account using the following:

Username = your entire library card barcode        

Password = New library card holders should create your own password and established users should use your last name in all CAPITAL letters


     The library catalog is available for users to look up titles, authors, and subjects. The catalog will show which library owns an item, whether or not it is currently checked-out, and its shelf location in the library.
     Users are also able to check their library accounts to view the items they have checked-out, renew items, view and make new requests, and see current overdue fines.
     The Worldcat library catalog is connected to library collections from around the world. Specify Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library when searching to show only the items that are available in our ten-member library region.

How to find items

How to request an item

How to renew an item

Trouble logging into your account?
bulletEnsure that you are using your entire 10 or 14 digit library card number as your username.
bulletIf you are unable to log-in using your last name in all capital letters as your password, you may need to create your own password. Do this by clicking on the Set/reset password link on the sign-in page or by clicking here. You will receive an email from "Library Password Management" (DoNotReply@oclc.org) giving you instructions on resetting your password within a 24-hour period. You must have provided the library with a valid email address to do this.
bulletContact CPC Technology Coordinator Vanessa Mullis at vmullis@cpclib.org or 252-638-7814 if you are still unable to access your account.
bulletSome users have found it useful to try accessing the catalog in different Internet browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
Special note to Chrome users:
     Some users have reported that they may need to click the "load anyway" option to log-into their account and/or request items. To do this, click the gray shield icon at the top right of the browser window and choose "Load anyway."
Special note to Safari/Mac users:
     Some users  have reported that they are unable to access parts of the Worldcat library catalog using Safari. Users may wish to download another Internet browser such as Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
Special note to patrons who request items:
     Add this email address to your contacts: no-reply@oclc.org
     Patrons who request items and who have provided the library with their email address will receive  notifications via email when items are ready to be picked up. To ensure that you receive these emails, add no-reply@oclc.org to your email contacts list. That way, these emails will get into your inbox and not your spam folder.
How to find items:
     First, limit your search results to those items available in the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional System instead of the Libraries Worldwide option. You may also limit the search to a specific library branch location.
     Enter any keyword, title, author or subject in the search box. The image below shows a sample search. Need the audiobook or film version of a title? Use the options at the left of the screen to narrow down formats.
     Tips for better search results: Verify the correct spellings of authors and titles. Use authors and titles in one search string. Use the "Sort by" drop-down box to sort results by publication date to view the newest titles.    
     Clicking on the blue, underlined title will show more information about the item such as which libraries own the item, if it is checked in or out, and the shelf location of the item.
How to request an item:
     Once you find an item you would like to request, click the blue Place Hold button as shown in the image below. You will then be prompted to enter your user name and password. Choose your preferred pickup location on the next screen and click Submit. You will receive a message that your hold has been placed. If there is a waiting list for a title, you will also be informed of your queue position. Click close to leave the hold screen.
     Click the CPC Library Account link at the top right of the screen to view your list of requested materials.
How to renew an item:
     Sign in to your account as described at the top of this page. At the top right of the screen, click on the blue, underlined CPC Library Account link. There are three tabs associated with your account; Checkouts, Holds, and Charges. Your currently checked-out items are listed in order of upcoming due date.
     Click the Renew button to the right of an item as illustrated in the image below. A notice should appear shortly with the new due date of the item.
Why didn't my item renew?:
     Items that are already overdue must be renewed by phone or in person.
     Existing overdue fines may block renewals, try renewing by phone or in person.
     Items that have waiting lists cannot be renewed.
     Fiction films cannot be renewed.

 If you need further assistance with the Library Catalog, please contact your library.


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