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4CLS Patrons in Pajamas


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Learn how to log in to the Four County Library System website, use the online catalog to find materials, and place a "hold" request to borrow materials. 4CLS serves Broome, Chenango, Delaware and Otsego counties of New York.

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4CLS Patrons in Pajamas

  1. 1. A Quick Introduction to the Four County Library System Website Patrons in Pajamas
  2. 2. <ul><li>Broome </li></ul><ul><li>Chenango </li></ul><ul><li>Delaware </li></ul><ul><li>Otsego </li></ul>4-County is your public library system if you live in one of these New York counties: You’ll need a library card to borrow materials or place a hold request. To use this the online request system, you also need a Personal Identification Number. Click on a county name to learn where to get a card and PIN free .
  3. 3. In these slides, you’ll learn to In a few minutes, you’ll be able to request materials online anytime you choose — even if you’re in your jammies. <ul><li>See what’s available for loan. </li></ul><ul><li>Log on to the 4CLS Website. </li></ul><ul><li>Place a “Hold” request. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 4-County Home Page Clicking Find a Book, Tape or CD takes you to All but the top item link to materials to use online You must logon at the iBistro Search/Home page before you can request any physical materials using the online system.
  5. 5. iBistro is an online card catalog You can look in the card catalog without logging on, but you can’t request any materials unless you are logged on. How to logon
  6. 6. Here’s how to logon 1. Enter your 13-digit library card number as your user ID. 2 . Enter the Personal Identification Number ( PIN ) your local library assigned you. Don’t have a library card? Have a card but not a PIN? Get your card and/or your PIN from a local library in the 4-County Library System. The map on slide two links you to a list of member libraries, their locations, hours, and telephone numbers. You can’t get either a card or PIN by phone: you must go in person.
  7. 7. Resources at iBistro include <ul><li>Find It Fast! bibliographies on popular topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids’ Library for children & teens. </li></ul><ul><li>Search using a single search term. </li></ul><ul><li>Power Search by combining several search items. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended reading , best sellers , and hot sites links . </li></ul>
  8. 8. Search/Home lets you search them all.
  9. 9. You’ve got results! Whichever vehicle you take to find material, your results will appear in a Search Results list. Items are listed starting with the most recent. Click Details to see more about an item. If you want to borrow the material, click Place Hold . A new screen will open.
  10. 10. Hold the Books, Please! If items you request are available, they usually ship to your pickup site in 3-7 days. Your librarian can tell you the local procedure for notifying patrons when their “holds” arrive. You can also look in My Account. If the book is waiting for you, it will show as “available.” You can pick up items at any 4-County member library.
  11. 11. Where to Get More Information <ul><li>Ask your librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Check for other presentations at http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Lin da Aragoni through for live, interactive workshops & classes </li></ul>
  12. 12. About Linda Aragoni Linda is an educational communicator with a passion for the printed word and over 30 years’ experience as a writer, editor, and writing teacher. She hosts You-Can-Teach- , a web site for busy English language arts teachers and their home-schooling peers, and GreatPenformances , an ad-free blog site containing contemporary reviews of vintage novels. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. You may copy, distribute and transmit these slides for non-commercial purposes, providing you include the copyright notice, the links, and “About Linda Aragoni” note above. You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work. To view a copy of this license, visit