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Using My Lists

When you find items in Searching that you want to keep and organize, you can save them in your My Lists. You can create and customize your lists, and you can print or email your lists. From My Lists, you can also place holds on items.

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Adding Items to My Lists

You can add items to your My Lists by using the "Select An Action" drop-down from either a search results page or an item's detail display.

If you are logged in to the system, you will be prompted to select which of your lists you want to save items to.

If you are not already logged in to the system, any items you add to My Lists will be sent to a "Temporary List." To access your custom lists, you will need to first log in.

Using Your Temporary List

If you are logged in to the system, you can move items into other lists, or you can save the entire list. In essence, you will be creating a new list out of the items in your Temporary List.

To save your Temporary List, select Save Temporary List from the Select An Action menu 1. A window will open and ask you to name the new list. Enter the name and click Save to save the list or Cancel to go back.

Viewing and Arranging My Lists

Your Temporary List and your saved lists are listed in the left-side window under the "Lists" heading.

To view a list, click on it. It will open in the main window.

To arrange your saved lists, do one of the following:

  • Use the 27 icon to drag and drop your lists in the order you want them to appear.
  • Use the Arrange By drop down 2 to arrange your lists alphabetically (ascending or descending), or by the time they were created (most recent first or oldest first).

Adding/Deleting Lists

To create a new list, click the Add List button 3. A window will open and prompt you to name your new list. Enter the name and click Create to create the new list or Cancel to go back.

To delete lists, select the lists you want to remove and then click the Delete Lists button 4.

Viewing and Arranging Items in a List

You can click on the title or image of any item to view its detail page.

To arrange items in a list, do one of the following:

  • Use the 27 icon to drag and drop your lists in the order you want them to appear.
  • Use the Arrange By drop down 5 to arrange the items in your list alphabetically (ascending or descending), or by the time they were added to the list (most recent first or oldest first).

Selecting an Action

First, select the items you want to do an action on, or use the Select All check box 6 to select all items on the page. Then choose the action you want to take from the Select An Action menu 1.

Comments

My Lists

I am finding the whole new catalog extremely frustrating. The Lists feature looked very promising; but there does not seem to be a way to simply type in anything. For example, I would like to create a list of titles and authors to keep searching for in case the library gets them in at a later date, such as an upcoming book which I have read about elsewhere. Is there any way to do this?

Hi there. You are correct

Hi there. You are correct that you can't type anything into your Lists. It is just a method of selecting titles that are already in our system. I've found goodreads.com to be a good place to keep a record of titles that are brand new and not in our system yet. Thanks.

Shelf code

When you made a list in the old catalog it showed the shelf code. How do I get the list to show it? Sometimes I like to print my list @ home and take it to the library with me to find the books when I am in a hurry and don't want to wait for the hold. Now I need to print the list and go back and write in the Dewey number.

Hi there. The call number is

Hi there. The call number is located in two places on the new Catalog.

1. The search results list. The call number is listed below the author.
2. Item details (click on the title of the item to get here). The call number is listed in with the holdings information.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

using my lists

I've experienced a frustration which I'm not sure how to fix. I got a window prompting me to indicate one of my lists as my "default" list. Now whenever I try to add a new item to any of my lists, it automatically puts it in my default list. I am not prompted to choose which list I want to add the item to. I cannot seem to find a way to change it, so I have to manually move each item out of that list and into a different list. How can I fix this?
Thanks!

Hi there. Good question. I

Hi there. Good question. I think you will need to go into My Account/Personal Information/Preferences/ and choose 'no default list'. Then it will prompt you to choose a list when you want to add an item. I hope this makes sense. Please contact me at vfranklyn(at)ppld(dot)org, if you need further assistance.