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Learn More about the Catalog
The updated library catalog that we launched a few weeks ago is working better than ever. Some features have moved or changed in the process, so to help you get re-oriented we've put together some tutorials to help you make the most of the new catalog features.
Our staff have made some great how-to videos, which you can find on our website or our YouTube channel. These focus on renewing items, managing your holds and setting your account preferences. We've also got some written tutorials illustrated with screenshots, for those with lower bandwidth.
For example, here's the video for your account login and renewals:
You can find links to all the tutorials on the Catalog Help and Tutorials page.