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New Catalog Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is Bibliocommons?
  2. Why do I see reviews from people at other libraries? If I rate, review or comment on an item, will my contributions be visible to patrons of other libraries?
  3. Do I have to sign up?

 

What is Bibliocommons?

BiblioCommons is the new primary web interface to PLS Libraries' catalog. It enables easy searching, organizing, and sharing of your favorite library materials. It is a shared web service serving over 1 million patrons from more than 40 other libraries across North America besides PLS.

Why do I see reviews from people at other libraries? If I rate, review or comment on an item, will my contributions be visible to patrons of other libraries?

The public rating, commenting and sharing features of BiblioCommons are active across all participating libraries. PLS library patrons can see the public feedback from patrons of other libraries, and vice versa.

All ratings, comments, tags and lists are public and available to all. Items on each patron's "shelves" can be set to public or private depending on the patron's preference.

Do I have to sign up?

If you register your library card as a BiblioCommons account (by choosing a username and accepting the terms and conditions), you will be able to use it to manage your account (place holds, renew materials, check due dates, etc.). If you do not wish to create an account at this time you can still benefit from the improved search. You will always be able to place holds and check the status of your materials using the classic catalogue, which will remain available at catalog.plsinfo.org