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www.lancashire.gov.uk
Manage your loans and
reservations
from
Lancashire County Library
with
Library Elf
www.lancashire.gov.uk
Library Elf
is an online service to which
Lancashire libraries subscribe
We’ve paid so you don’t hav...
www.lancashire.gov.uk
Library Elf
lets you
 Avoid fines with email alerts
before your books are due back
 Manage your li...
www.lancashire.gov.uk
Who uses
Library Elf ?
 Anyone who wants to reduce
fines for overdue books
 Families with children...
www.lancashire.gov.uk
Lancashire library users can
register with Library Elf
for free
You’ll need:
 Your library number
a...
Go to the Library Elf website
www.libraryelf.com
There’s also a link on our
‘Renew your book’ page
Go to the Library Elf website
www.libraryelf.com
Click on ‘Sign up today’
Go to the Library Elf website
www.libraryelf.com
Click on ‘Sign up today’
Sign Up
Enter you name and email
address and create a password*
*Online Security Tip ~ you should never use the same
passw...
Adding a library card
On the next page, enter the details
of your library account
Adding a library card
Under Library: scroll down the list
to ‘International’ and ‘UK’ and select
UK - Lancashire
Adding a library card
You can add the rest of the family’s
cards now, if you wish, but this can
be done at any time later ...
Choose your reminders
Note that the text message alert option is not available for
UK Public Libraries
You can
choose how
...
Verify your account
When you click finish, an email will
be sent to you. Click on the
‘Confirm’ link to verify your accoun...
Your Account
When you are logged in to your account, you’ll
see a number of options
including ‘Check My Cards’ for an up-t...
Daily snapshots
will show you the status of all your loans
and reservations
The Date and Library links take you straight t...
Adding more cards
Click ‘Add Card’ to add more
family library accounts
The status of all of them will then show
together i...
Email reminder
are sent when books are nearly due,
overdue or reservations are ready
You can change how often under ‘My Ac...
Update your details
Important! If you ever change your Library
account PIN or get a replacement Library
card, you will nee...
Find out more about the services
Lancashire Libraries
have available for you
www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries
www.lancashir...
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Library Elf ~ Never pay another library overdue charge!

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A handy guide to signing up to and using Library Elf, the online reminder service for library loans and reservations.
Not a Lancashire Library user? To see if your library is supported, just click on 'view list of libraries' on the Elf homepage.

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Library Elf ~ Never pay another library overdue charge!

  1. 1. www.lancashire.gov.uk Manage your loans and reservations from Lancashire County Library with Library Elf
  2. 2. www.lancashire.gov.uk Library Elf is an online service to which Lancashire libraries subscribe We’ve paid so you don’t have to
  3. 3. www.lancashire.gov.uk Library Elf lets you  Avoid fines with email alerts before your books are due back  Manage your library loans and reservations  Check multiple library cards at once
  4. 4. www.lancashire.gov.uk Who uses Library Elf ?  Anyone who wants to reduce fines for overdue books  Families with children and lots of books  Anyone who reserves a lot of books
  5. 5. www.lancashire.gov.uk Lancashire library users can register with Library Elf for free You’ll need:  Your library number and PIN An email address
  6. 6. Go to the Library Elf website www.libraryelf.com There’s also a link on our ‘Renew your book’ page
  7. 7. Go to the Library Elf website www.libraryelf.com Click on ‘Sign up today’
  8. 8. Go to the Library Elf website www.libraryelf.com Click on ‘Sign up today’
  9. 9. Sign Up Enter you name and email address and create a password* *Online Security Tip ~ you should never use the same password for different online services
  10. 10. Adding a library card On the next page, enter the details of your library account
  11. 11. Adding a library card Under Library: scroll down the list to ‘International’ and ‘UK’ and select UK - Lancashire
  12. 12. Adding a library card You can add the rest of the family’s cards now, if you wish, but this can be done at any time later in your account settings
  13. 13. Choose your reminders Note that the text message alert option is not available for UK Public Libraries You can choose how often you want to receive reminders for reservations and books due back
  14. 14. Verify your account When you click finish, an email will be sent to you. Click on the ‘Confirm’ link to verify your account No Email? Check your Spam folder
  15. 15. Your Account When you are logged in to your account, you’ll see a number of options including ‘Check My Cards’ for an up-to-the- minute status report
  16. 16. Daily snapshots will show you the status of all your loans and reservations The Date and Library links take you straight to your Lancashire Library account login page
  17. 17. Adding more cards Click ‘Add Card’ to add more family library accounts The status of all of them will then show together in your Elf account
  18. 18. Email reminder are sent when books are nearly due, overdue or reservations are ready You can change how often under ‘My Account’ and ‘Options’
  19. 19. Update your details Important! If you ever change your Library account PIN or get a replacement Library card, you will need to login to Library Elf and update those details Otherwise the email reminders will stop and you may incur overdue fines
  20. 20. Find out more about the services Lancashire Libraries have available for you www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries www.lancashire.gov.uk

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