Website and Catalogue
After becoming a member, Sligo Library Service issues a User ID and PIN number for you. Please keep your PIN number safe as you will need it along with your USER I.D number (which is on the back of your library card) in order to access your account online.
On the homepage of the library website, there are a number of “links” on the top right hand side of the page underneath the search box. These are called,
- Search the Catalogue
To search Sligo Libraries Catalogue, click on the link Search the Catalogue. Once selected a new page appears onscreen called Library Ireland Encore. You can choose to do an advanced search by selecting Advanced Search (under the search box) or you can leave it at the default setting. For example you can search for a book by Graham Norton. Type in the name and hit return or Click on Search button.
- Renew My Loans
To extend the date by which items are due to be returned, Click on the link Renew My Loans.
You are now asked for your User Id (This is the number, which is underneath your signature and the barcode, on the back of your membership card) and your Pin Number.
You can now either Renew All or Renew Marked. Click on the box to the left of the title you wish to renew and a tick will be inserted. Then Click on the grey box titled Renew Selected Items.
Once your item is renewed, you might wish to write the new return date on the date label of the book.
N.B You may only renew books if they are not overdue. If your books have become overdue please contact the relevant library branch and staff will endeavour to assist your renewal claim.
- Reserve An Item
Use Encore to Search and find the item that you would like to reserve. Select the Request it button by the item in your search results.
- Review My Account
To review your account click on the link Review My Account
You are now asked for your User Id (This is the number, which is underneath your signature and the barcode, on the back of your membership card) and your Pin Number. Ignore the alternate ID Field. Click on Display User Information.
You are now shown a list of all items (if any) checked out to your account as well as any holds that you may have requested and their current status.
- Become a Member
Complete the Online Form and provide identification which shows your current address when visiting the Library. Under 18s will need a guarantor.
Use the Ecore Help button to guide you through all aspects of Library Encore Ireland.