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8 Reasons to Sign Up for Our New Catalog

by Alicia Reyes on 2020-02-04T13:58:00-08:00 | Comments


1. Light Bulb Suggest a Title 

Suggest books, movies, and music for the library to purchase and track your suggestions. You can suggest up to five items a month.  


2.Lightening BoltFaster Access to Your Account

Sign up and create an easy-to-remember user name so you’ll have faster access to your library account. To create a user name, enter your library card barcode number and PIN/password at


3. Alameda County Library Card   Forgot Your Library Card Number?

Log in with your username to find your library card number, so you can reserve a room, borrow eBooks, and use other eResources.


4. finger click One-Click Holds

Skip the step of selecting a pickup location to place holds faster. To set up your preferred location, log in, then click ACL_UserName > My Settings > Change (under Holds and Pickup Location) > Off > Save Changes



5. Books   Shelves

A place to organize everything you want and everything already read, seen, or heard. Log in, then click: ACL_UserName > For Later Shelves



6. eBook reader  eBooks Checked Out & On Hold

All your eBook details from cloudLibrary and OverDrive in one place. Log in, then click: ACL_UserName > Checked Out > Digital



7. Group of People  Share Your Opinions & Create a Better Catalog for Everyone

Share your opinions on books, movies, and music to create a better catalog for everyone! Log in, find a title, click it, then click: Rate This, Add Comment, or Add TAGS on the right column.



8. Lock Privacy

You decide how much or how little of your activity you’d like to share with others. Complete privacy for those under age 13. Log in, then click: ACL_UserName > My Settings > My Shelves or My Feeds (under Privacy)

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