Answer: A library card is a lot like a credit card. It allows you to use library materials and holds you liable for lost and overdue materials. If you lose your library card call or come in to any Yolo County Library branch immediately and staff will void your lost library card number and issue you a new card. There is a nominal replacement cost.
How can I renew library materials that are due soon?
Answer: You can:
Bring the material in to any Yolo County Library branch for renewal;
Call any branch during open hours;
Renew via the automated telephone renewal system by calling 530-666-8016 or 530-666-8017 and following the prompts. You will need to know the barcode number of the item you want to renew;
Renew online at http://web-iii.yolocounty.org and clicking on the MY ACCOUNT button. Enter your library card number and PIN and click on the SUBMIT button. You can select which item you want to renew from this screen. Please note that most library material can be renewed twice but if there are fines of $5.00 or more or holds by other users then the items can not be renewed. After renewing be sure to wait until the system responds back that it has renewed the item or the reason why the item was not renewed.
How can I get a library card?
Answer: Come in to any Yolo County Library branch with written verification of your current address and a photo ID. Fill out an application and then staff can issue you a card.
How can I freeze a hold I placed?
How does the freeze hold option work? When placing a hold in the library's catalog you can specify that your hold be placed "on ice" and not lose your place in the queue. This can be useful if you are going on vacation or otherwise will be unable find time to read the book. However you must "unfreeze" the hold - it will not automatically become active.
There must be a queue in order to be able to freeze a hold. If the item doesn't have a queue then freezing a hold will not be an option.
If there is an item ready to fill your hold then you will not be able to freeze your hold.
If your hold is already at the top of the hold queue and an item has been flagged to fill your hold then you will not be able to freeze your hold.
Remember to unfreeze any frozen holds you might have or they will expire.
How can I change the way I receive notices from the library?
There are 3 ways we can send notices: via email, telephone or by postal mail. Notices via email or postal mail include the titles of the items involved, while for privacy issues, telephone notices are very general.
Let your local branch staff know your notice preference type when you are at the branch.
If we are unable to contact you through either email or telephone then a printed notice will be sent.
What is a Library PIN and how do I get one?
Answer: A PIN is a personal identification number that is the equivalent to a password for accessing your online record. You can assign yourself a PIN via the online catalog at http://web-iii.yolocounty.org by clicking on the MY ACCOUNT button on the main page of the Yolo County Library catalog. This button is located in the upper right hand corner of the page. When you click on it a My ACCOUNT Login page will appear. Enter your library card number and then enter the PIN you want to assign yourself. This can be an alphanumeric combination and can also include special characters such as !, /, &. Click on the Submit button. The system will respond back with a Please Enter A New PIN screen. It will already have your card number entered and ask you to enter and then confirm your new PIN.
I've forgotten my Library PIN- what do I do?
Answer: Your PIN is encrypted information so if you have forgotten it the staff will be unable to look it up for you. To get a new PIN either:
Call or come in to your nearest branch and ask a circulation staff member to delete the old one and then you can assign a new one.
On the Yolo County online catalog webpage http://web-iii.yolocounty.org/patroninfo click on the Forget your PIN? button and enter your barcode number. An email will be automatically sent to the email given in your library account. This email will ask you to respond within a 3 hour time period and enter a new PIN.
I have a new email address-how can I add that to my record?