Craven-Pamlico Regional Library's Catalog Guide and Tips

How to log-in

To log in to your library account:

  • Click on “Log in” in the upper right hand corner of the catalog screen

  • Enter your library card number in the “Library Card Number” dialog box
  • Enter the last four digits of your telephone number in the “PIN” dialog box

  • Click on the blue “Log In” button
  • To view your account information, click on your name at the upper right corner of the screen

Remember to log out if you are using a shared computer.

You can also create an EZ Login to make up your own username and password.

How to place a hold

To place an item on hold:

  • Find the item you would like to place a hold on by searching in the catalog. (searching tips)
  • Once you’ve found an item you’d like, click on the orange box marked “Place Hold” near the cover image.

  • If not already logged-in to your account, you will be prompted to do so. (log-in instructions)
  • Notice the pick-up location, make changes as needed by clicking the drop-down arrow

  • For most holds, leave “I want the first available copy” selected.
  • Click on the blue Submit Hold button.
  • A message at the top of the page will confirm that your hold has been placed.

To view the holds that you’ve placed:

  • Log in to your account (Log In Instructions )
  • Click on the drop down arrow by your name
  • Click on Holds under Account Activity

This page shows a lot of information about the items you have on hold, such as:

  • Arrived Holds, which are waiting to be picked up
  • Position in Queue, which denotes your place on the wait list for the item
  • Pickup Location, which is the library the item will be sent to for you
  • Suspend Until, to set a date range for the hold

Once an item arrives for you, you will have one week to pick it up.

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To cancel a hold that you’ve placed:

  • Click the check-box to the right of the title of the item you’d like to cancel
  • Click the blue “Cancel Hold” link at the top or bottom of the list of holds
  • Your hold will immediately be removed.
How to renew
To renew materials in your account:
  • Log in to your account (log-in instructions)
  • Click on the drop down arrow by your name.

  • Click on Loans under Account Activity
  • To renew a single items, click on the orange "Renew Loan" button under the title

  • To renew multiple items, select the radio buttons next to each title
  • Click the blue Renew link at the top of the list of items

  • To renew all items, select the radio button next to the blue Renew link at the top of the list of items
  • Click the blue Renew link at the top of the list of items.
Please note that if your items do not renew successfully, there may be loan policies restricting the renewal. Contact your library assistance.
How to search by reading level

Our library catalog has Lexile and Accelerated Reader integration. Find books by a specific reading level range by:

  • Click “Reading Levels” at the top right-hand of the catalog screen

  • Type in a Lexile measure, AR Reading or AR Interest level
  • When you enter a Lexile measure or AR reading level, the range is automatically filled in
  • Type in a subject or author and click Reading Level Search

Learn more about our catalog’s Lexile and AR level searching here.
Searching tips

How to find the newest book by an author:

  • Type the authors name into the search box and click Search
  • Click the drop-down arrow next to “Sort by Relevance”
  • Choose “Sort by Publication Date”

  • Now the author’s most recent work will appear at the top of the page

How to find the audio version of a book

  • Type in the title of the book into the search box and click Search
  • Look under “Format” at the left-hand side of the screen
  • Choose “Audiobook”

  • Now only items in audiobook format appear

How to find DVDs

  • Type in a subject or title in the search box and click Search
  • Look under “Format” at the left-hand side of the screen
  • Choose “Video Recording” or “DVD”

  • Now only items listed as video recording or DVD format appear

How to search only your library’s collection

  • Type in an author, subject or title into the search box and click Search
  • On the left-hand side of the screen, find “All Locations”
  • Click “Change”
  • Choose the library whose collection you’d like to search
  • Click “Save”

  • Only titles from the selected location will appear