If your school is using Populi Library, you'll see a link to it in the topmost navigation bar:
As a Library Patron, you can search the Catalog, place holds on resources, recommend and review resources, and keep track of your Library activity (books you've borrowed, fines to be paid, etc.).
Library has three tabs: Catalog, Links, and My Profile.
Finding Resources in the Catalog
First, select which Libraries (if your school has more than one) and Resource Types you'd like to search. Then, just type in the search field and press enter.
To make your searches more specific, you can type modifiers just before your main search term to narrow down your results:
- call number:
Your search results will list below the search field. Search returns 25 results per page; you'll find links to the Previous and Next pages at the bottom of each search page.
Click a title to view that Resource.
In the Subjects tab, click any subject name to see all the Resources at your school with that subject.
Resource pages show basic bibliographical information, list its various copies and where they're located at your school, and show recommendations and reviews in the right column.
Place a hold on the Resource by clicking Place a hold below the cover image. Choose the library where you would like to pick up the Resource and click Place Hold to complete it.
Click to give the Resource your thumbs-up.
Leave reviews by entering a Title and Body and clicking Post Review.
The Links tab shows you lists of links to external websites that may be of interest to you in your research.
Your Library Profile
My Profile shows your Library-related activity, splitting it into two tabs: Circulation and Reviews.
Under Loans, use the drop-down to filter the list to show the Resources you've checked out and see those that are On Loan, Returned, or have Unpaid Fines.
You can Renew a resource by clicking the link next to the due date of the resource you'd like to renew.
You can Export a library card at any time by clicking the link. This creates a PDF of a unique photo-ID card with a barcode.
Your Summary gives you the stats: how many resources are checked out, how many (if any) are overdue, and a running total of any fines you owe.
You can probably guess what you'll see under Contact Info. If anyone at the Library needs to get a hold of you, this is where they'll look. If you need to correct something here, change it on your regular Populi Profile and your Library Profile will update automatically.
All of your Resource Holds list here; if you need to cancel a hold, click the link to do so.
Reviews simply collects all of your Resource Reviews and Recommendations.