Q. Why do I have to register my account in the new catalog?
You will need to go through a short setup when you first log into your library account through Bibliocommons. This setup will include creating a username and verifying your name, birthdate, and email address. Please see attached pictures of the registration process.
Bibliocommons requires a username because it has functionality, like commenting and rating items and other community activity that requires a username so that your real name or library barcode can be kept private. You can also ensure that all of your personal content remains private by accessing "Privacy" under "My Settings."
After the initial registration, you can access your account using your library barcode number and PIN.