Last Updated: Jul 27, 2018     Views: 7837

The BiblioCommons catalog layer is an online and mobile service that makes it easier to track hold requests and renewals and find the titles you are looking for. It also serves as a social engagement platform for library users and staff. 


9 Reasons to Sign Up to Use the New Catalog Features 

Suggest a Purchase

Suggest that the Library buy a title, and track your suggestions. 

Sign up and create a username
An easy to remember username means faster login to your library account. Enter your library card barcode number and PIN/password at: to create a user name.
Forgot your library card number?
Login with your username to find your account number, so you can reserve a computer and use ebooks, and databases.
Login with your username and PIN/password.
One Click Holds
Skip the step of selecting a pickup location.
Set up your preferred location.
Login; then click: My SFPL > Holds > My Borrowing > Turn On
A place to organize everything you want and everything already read, seen or heard.
Login, then click: My SFPL > My Shelves
eBooks Checked Out & On Hold
All your eBook details from Axis 360 and OverDrive in one place.
Login, then click My SFPL
Follow & Message
Keep tabs on what others (including librarians) are reading and recommending.
Login, then click: Explore > Staff Picks. Click a list then Follow
You decide how much or how little of your shelves you’d like to share with others. Complete privacy for those under age 13.
Login, then click: My Settings > Privacy
Tag, Add Video, Annotate
Add your own notes and contribute to a better catalog for everyone.
Login, find a title, click it, then click: Add Details, Add Comment, or Add Tag

There are SFPL created videos to find out more:

youtube icon  BiblioCommons Help Videos

Use of the BiblioCommons catalog layer is optional. Library users will continue to have the option to use the Library’s existing Classic Catalog.  You can always find the Classic Catalog in the footer at the bottom of every page.