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How to Use the Catalog

Searching for an Item

  1. Go to www.fargolibrary.org and locate the Catalog Search box.
  2. Begin searching by typing a keyword, title, or author into the blank search bar and click Search.
  3. To refine your search, click on one or more options on the left side of the results.
  4. For more information about an item, click the title of an item. 
  5. To find the location and availability of an item, see the areas labeled Availability and Location on the search results screen underneath the item information.

Renewing an Item

  1. Click My Account, located below the search bar in the Catalog Search box.
  2. Enter your 14-digit library card number, located on the back of your Fargo Public Library card, in the Library Barcode or NDUS Account field.
  3. Enter your last name in the Password field click the Login button or press the Enter key. 
  4. The Status column will show Renewable or Not Renewable for each item.
  5. Click the box in front of the items you wish to renew and click Renew Selected.
  6. Or click Renew All to renew all your items.
  7. A Renew Succeeded box will appear. Refresh the page to see the new due date.

Placing an Item on Hold

Only items owned by the Fargo Public Library can be placed on hold.

  1. Click My Account, located below the search bar in the Catalog Search box.
  2. Enter your 14-digit library card number, located on the back of your Fargo Public Library card, in the Login field.
  3. Enter your password in the Password field click the Log in button or press the Enter key. By default your password is your last name ALL UPPER CASE. You may change your password once your are logged into your account.
  4. Type in a keyword, title, or author and click Search. Refine the search as you wish.
  5. To place a hold on an item, click the Place Hold at the bottom of the item information area.
  6. If you would like the next available copy of an item, make sure next available item is selected. If you would like a specific item, select a specific item and select the item from the list.
  7. Select your pickup location from the drop-down menu.
  8. Click Place Hold.
  9. An email or letter will be sent to you when the item is available for pickup.

Placing an Interlibrary Loan Request

Use this feature to borrow items from libraries outside the Fargo Public Library system. This service is limited to Fargo residents. For more information about Interlibrary Loan please see the Interlibrary Loan Policy.

To place an Interlibrary Loan, click the Request and Interlibrary Loan link on the right side of the page at http://www.fargolibrary.org/. You can also see this link on the left side of the page at http://catalog.fargolibrary.org/.