Using the catalog

Log In

Click Log In at the top of the screen. Sign in with your 14-digit library card number and your password. Sorry, usernames are no longer accepted. Never changed your password?  It’s patron.


Access the catalog here.

A search box appears at the top of every page.  Limit your search to Highland Park Public Library, Everything, All Member Libraries, eBooks & eAudiobooksHighland Park - General Reference Center Gold (online resource), Youth Materials at HP, Films at HP, Music at HP, or Nearby Libraries.  Then select a field (keyword, title, author, etc.,).



Narrow Your Search

Use the facets on the left to narrow your search results by author, format, language, and more.




Place a Hold, Email, Text It To Me 

Locate titles of interest and click the checkbox next to each one. From the Select an Action menu at the top of the search, choose to place holds, email the list or text it to yourself. You can also place holds by clicking the Place Hold button on the left.









Sign In & View Your Account

Click the Log In link at the top of the screen. Sign in with your 14-digit library card number and your password. Sorry, usernames are no longer accepted. Never changed your password?  It’s patron.


The My Account link will display your information. View your personal information, checkouts, holds, fines. You can change your password by clicking the Personal Information tab.



Digital Checkouts

eBooks & eAudiobooks from 3M and My Media Mall are integrated into the catalog and appear under Digital Checkouts. You may return 3M eBooks in the Digital Checkouts tab. Physical items (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.,) appear under Library Checkouts.


Pay Fines

Click the Fines tab to pay with your credit or debit card.


Turn on Your Checkout History! NEW FEATURE

Click the Personal Information tab. Then click Preferences. Check both boxes below and click the Update button.

Your history will appear under the Checkouts tab, starting from the time
you turn on the feature. Checkouts are retained for a rolling 2-years.



To renew click the Checkouts tab. Select the title(s) you wish to renew. Click the Renew button.


Cancel Holds & Suspend Holds 

To cancel a hold, click on the Holds tab under My Account. Select the hold(s) you wish to cancel. Click the Cancel Holds button.

To suspend a hold, select the hold(s) to suspend and click Suspend Holds. Select your start date and your finish date from the mini calendar. 

To unsuspend a hold, select the suspended hold(s) and click Cancel Hold Suspensions.


Create Lists

Log in and click My Lists. Click   and name your list. Add titles to your list by checking the box next to one or more titles and selecting Add to My Lists from the menu at the top of the search results.  All lists are private.

Delete a list by going into My Lists and selecting the list to delete, then click         

If you had Shelves that migrated over from the old catalog, they were renamed:

My Completed is now Past

In Progress is now Present

For Later is now Future


Saving Your Information

Some of you may find that your library card number is not being stored in the new catalog as it had been previously in the old catalog. While this was an unavoidable part of transitioning to a new catalog with improved functionality, we do realize the inconvenience it presents to our loyal community. Rest assured there is a solution. Whether or not such information is saved is set in the Browser settings and the procedure is specific to each browser. Here are links to instructions that indicate how to adjust the necessary settings:  Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer