Online Catalogue

The online catalogue is a great way to look for library resources and to check your use of them.

Click on a heading to find out how to use the catalogue.

When you are ready, click the image link to take you to the online catalogue.

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What is the online catalogue?

The online catalogue is a way to access Northampton College Libraries’ catalogue online. To log in use your Northampton College username and password.

There are many things that you can do in the online catalogue. You can search the catalogue, reserve items, renew items and check your account.

How can I search the catalogue?

When you enter the online catalogue, enter your search query into the search box and click the magnifying glass. You will see a list of results which will tell you the item type, name of the item, author, publish date, and how many copies are available. Click on the item that you are interested in and you will find more information, including which catalogue the item is located at.

How do I get the title I want?

If the item is available it can be reserved online or by contacting the library and asking for the item to be held for you. If the item is not at the library that you would usually use (for example, the item is at Booth Lane but you are at Daventry) when you contact the catalogue it will be sent to the catalogue that is most convenient for you.

How can I reserve an item?

Any items on the catalogue can be reserved whether they are available or not. Simply click the reserve button. You will be asked to log in if you aren’t already. After you have logged in the item will be reserved for you. You can reserve 2 items at a time. If the item is available when you reserve it we will contact you within 24 hours to arrange collection. If the item is currently out on loan to another Library user, when that person returns the item you will be notified that it is ready for you to collect. The current due date for items currently out on loan will be visible on the item catalogue record.

How can I renew an item?

Watch this video and see how to renew your books. Please note the old library website is no longer in use but the library catalogue system is still the same.


If you have an item that is nearing it’s due date you can renew it online. Remember, you are limited to 2 renews per item and items that are overdue cannot be renewed.

To renew an item click on ‘Account’ in the top menu, check the box for the item(s) that you want to renew then click ‘renew’.

How can I see what items I have on loan?

To see what items you have on loan, click ‘Account’ in the top menu, then select the ‘loans’ tab. Here you will see a list of items that you have on loan, including the due date. You also have the option to renew items.

How can I check what items I have reserved?

To see what items you have reserved, click on ‘Account’ in the top menu, then select the ‘Reserved’ tab. Here you can see date that the item was reserved, it’s status and until when it will be held.

How can I check my load history?

To check what items you have taken out in the past, click on ‘Account’ then select the ‘History’ tab. Here you will be presented with a list of the items that you have taken out in the past including the date it was issued.

How can I add an item to my favorites?

If you find an item that you want think is important and want to add it to your favourites, you can create a favourites list. Before you can create a list you need to login to your account. To create a favourites list check the item(s) that you want to add and click 'Add to favourites' which is positioned on the right hand side. You can choose to create a new list or add the item to an existing list. When you have made your selection, click 'OK'.

To see your favourites, click 'Favourites' in the top menu.