Answered By: Lisa Hamilton
Last Updated: Jan 31, 2017     Views: 2471

Anyone can search the catalog without logging in. To place holds, see due dates, renew items and use other features, you need to register with the catalog. Here’s how: 
 

  1. Go to My APL.
     

    To find this from the Library's website click the red My Account button. From the catalog click the red Log in / My APL button in the upper right.

     

  2. Enter your information. If you don't know your Password / PIN, call 512-974-7475 or use the Chat Now button on this page to reset it.
    Screenshot of the Login screen, with note: Your barcode is your library card number, and your password is the same as your PIN.
     
  3. Click Log in. On the Welcome screen, select Continue to Account Setup.
     
  4. Confirm that your personal information is correct and click Continue.
     
  5. Create a unique username. To protect their privacy, children under 13 will combine an animal and a color to generate a username. Learn more about children’s usernames.
    Note: If your username is taken, you will be prompted to choose another one.
     
  6. Read the BiblioCommons Terms of Use. If you accept them, check the box then click Complete Account Setup.

     
  7. Check your email for the registration confirmation email and click the link it contains to verify your email address.

 

You’re done! You can now log into My APL with your username or your card number to place holds, renew items and use other catalog features.