Catalogue Features

Hastings District Libraries Catalogue

Search the Hastings District Libraries Catalogue at https://ent.kotui.org.nz/client/hastings

Reserve Charges - charges apply for reserves, payable on collection. 

Other Libraries: search the New Zealand Libraries Catalogue at http://nzlc.natlib.govt.nz

Catalogue Features

Welcome to our online Catalogue.  Check you have the Catalogue web address as follows:

Log In to My Account

  • Use your full library card number or alternatively your username in CAPITALS. Ask at the desk for this to be added to your card
  • For the password, use your PIN number (ask at this desk for this to be added to your card)

Searching

From the Catalogue you can search for all the following

  • Items held in all three Hastings District Libraries
  • eBooks and Audiobooks held on ePukapuka Overdrive, then link to ePukapuka to issue these
  • Full text articles from many of our subscription Databases and mnay other free access databases
    (log in with your library card and PIN if needed)
  • Once you have search results, you may shorten the list by setting limits (at the left menu). 
  • Limits include: availablity, subject, author, shelf location, format, publication date, location and more

My Account Login

To log in to My Account in the Library Catalogue, you will need:

  •     A Hastings District Library card number. You may ask at the desk about having a user name added, to use as an alternative to your library card number.  (A user name must be typed in CAPITALS.)
  •     A PIN (password) added to your card - ask at the desk about this.

A Hastings District Library card and PIN will also enable you to log into eBooks on ePukapuka Overdrive.

Holds

You may place your own holds (reserves) online, either in the library or from home.  Alternatively, ask a librarian to place these for you.

When the  item arrives in the library you will receive a letter in the mail or by email. Please ensure your contact information is up-to-date.

Call in to the library with your card to have your hold issued. Items must be collected within 10 days.

You will be charged a fee of $1.10 when you collect your item.

We will do our utmost to get the item to you as soon as possible. It is difficult to estimate how long it will take, as this is determined by the current borrower or those who have already placed holds.

Holds may be placed on items showing "Available"..  Please note that occasionally an item with the status "Available" may be issued to another borrower before staff can take it from the shelf to fulfil the request.

If you phone the library for an available item, you may ask to have it set aside for you to collect, but the usual charge of $1.10 applies.

Renewals

You are welcome to renew items in person, by phone or online. See below for exceptions.

Items may be renewed once only.

There is no charge for renewing an item, but note that overdues and rental charges may apply..

Rental items cannot be renewed online, however you are welcome to renew rental items in person or by phone.  The rental charge is payable for the new issue period.

An overdue item may be renewed.  An extended loan charge will be added to your library account.  This will be calculated from the overdue date until the renewal date.

Any extended loan charges accrued at the date of renewal will remain on your card until paid.

To renew an item online

Login to My Account on the Catalogue using your library card number and PIN number. (Ask at the desk for a PIN number if you do not have one.)

  • Click on My Account at the top

My Lists

My Lists enables you to compile a list of records from the Library Catalogue.  You can then use this list for a number of purposes, including: emailing details of the saved records, downloading details, placing reserves.

To create a Temporary List

  • Search the catalogue
  • Tick the items you want to add (from one page only)
  • Repeat this from the next page of results
  • Click on Select an Action (towards top)
  • Click Add to My Lists
  • Note at this stage your have the option of emailing or printing the items selected.
  • The selected items will be added to a Temporary List
  • Click on My Lists at the top
  • The Temporary List will be displayed
  • You may sort the items by date etc by clicking on the Arrange By button
  • Again you have the option of emailing or printing, now for the complete list

To Save a List Permanently

  • To save this list, Log in to My Account, using your library card and PIN number.
  • Click on My Lists at the top
  • Click Select an Action
  • Clicik Save Temporary List
  • Type in a name for the list then save
  • The list will be available permanently when you are logged in
  • This is great for creating a wish list of books to read later as you can place a hold from the list at any stage
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