Friday, February 17, 2012

Your library account

In order to place an interlibrary loan request, see a list of items you have out from the library, or renew items that you've borrowed, you will need to activate your library catalog account. For specific instructions on renewing an item once you're already logged in, see the bottom of this post. 

Once you have accessed your account for the first time, you can set your username and password to what whatever you wish.

First, go to the library's home page ( and click on the "Find Books" link:

On the next page, click on "Reeves Memorial Library Catalog (HillCat)":

Once you are in the catalog, click on the "My Account" tab:

Select "Log In/Register":

The first time you access your account, you will need to enter your barcode number. This should be your student or employee number (found on your SHU ID card) plus 000001 (000002 if you are using a replacement card... or 000003... or 000004). The default password is 4321.

Once you are into your account, verify your contact information. Beneath it you will see a link to change your login information:

Once you expand this section, you have the option to create a username and change your password. We strongly suggest that you do so.

Please create a secure username and password combination that you will be able to remember. The library staff will not be able to look up your username or password for you (we are able to reset only).

If you have any trouble with this process, please contact the front library desk at 724-838-4291 for assistance.


Once you're logged in to your account, select the drop-down menu and choose "Items Out."

This will take you to a list of the materials you are currently borrowing. Place a checkmark next to the item you want to renew and click the "Renew Selected Items" button.

Unless someone else has requested the item or you've already used up your maximum number of renewals, you should see a confirmation screen. To see your new due date, click the "Back" button.

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