Selecting the Sign in link will take you to the secure 'My Bookshelf' area where you will be prompted to input your library card number and PIN code to access your library record. Once signed in you will be able to:
To be able to access this information you will require your library card details. Your card number can be found under the barcode on the back of your library card.
Your PIN code is four numbers long and would have been set for you when you registered (e.g.1234).
If you have forgotten your PIN code or if you are having difficulty signing in to your account, you may need a member of library staff to update or check that we have the correct details about you on our system. Please contact Carnegie Library or your local library for assistance.
If you would like to change your PIN code you can do so after you have logged in to your account by selecting the 'Edit Profile' button once you click your name in the top right hand corner of the screen, which you should see once you have logged in. Scoll down the page and click on change passcode button.
Library card holders may renew their own materials online. All material can be renewed except for materials with reserves and materials on which you owe fines.
We do send out over dues to remind you of late items, but these can only be emailed to you if you supply us with your email address. You can do this by visiting any South Ayrshire library or by logging in to your online library membership.
Select the 'Modify Personal Information" button on your library record. Simply enter your email address in the space provided and select submit, you can update these details at any time. Data Protection: We will only use information you have given us to help us deliver and improve our library service.
To be able to submit a request you must be Signed in to your library account.
How to submit an item request online:
There are many ways to search the library catalogue. The links and information below will give you tips on searching for specific kinds of items.
Wildcards: Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word. Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n
Boolean Operators: Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words. Example: stocks and bonds. Example: (glasgow or edinburgh) and (adventure and not holiday)
Field limits: A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).
Grouping: Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.
If you have a favourite author or subject for which you often search when using the catalogue, you can save the search with the click of a button. This will prevent you from having to key in the search each time and let you place reserves on new materials quicker.