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How To Use The Library: Accessing Your Library Account

How to use the library, policies, and accessing your library account.

Using Your Library Account

Anyone who has an ID with the American Academy of Art can use the library!
You must have a barcode on the back of your school ID in order to check books out and use your library account online. This guide is meant to help you with using your library account online.

Login To Your Library Account

Your library account can be accessed through a computer, both on and off campus!

1. Go to library.aaart.edu
2. Click "Search the Irving Shapiro Library Catalog" under the Books tab.
3. Click on the "My Account" link in the top right-hand corner.
4. In the Login/Barcode box, enter your library barcode (located on the back of your ID).
5. In the Password box, put aaart

Renew Your Items

If you want to extend the due date of the books you have checked out, you can renew them.
1. Login to your library account.
2. Click "Current Transactions".
3. Click the "Renew" button next to any items you would like to renew.
4. A message will pop up indicating if the item was successfully renewed. Click "OK".
5. Items that have already been renewed twice or are on hold for someone else may not be renewed. In that case, please bring the items to the library to return them.

View Items That You Have Checked Out

1. Login to your library account.
2. Click "History".

Place An Item On Hold

If you are searching the catalog online and find a book you want to pick up in the library later, you can do that through your account.

1. Go to library.aaart.edu
2. Click "Search the Irving Shapiro Library Catalog" under the Books tab.
3. Click on the "Details" icon (magnifying glass).
4. The catalog will give you a list of all the copies of the book and whether or not they are checked out. You can put a hold on any item except those that say REF or REFTEXT.
5. Click the "Reserve" link next to the copy you want to reserve.
6. Login to your library account if you haven't already.
7. A message will pop up indicating if the item was successfully reserved.

Books placed on hold will be available the next day and can be picked up at the library desk.

Change Your Login Name/Password

You can change your login and password if you would like, but you don't have to.

1. Login to your library account.
2. Click "Change Login/Password".
3. Check the box next to the item that you want to change.
4. Enter the new login and/or password in the appropriate boxes.
5. Click "Update".
6. It's your responsibility to make sure you remember this new login and password! Write it down and keep it in a safe place.