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How to Log into Your Library Account to Renew or Reserve Materials

Just go to the Elkader Public Library website at and click on “Catalog & Login Page."

·         In the upper right corner, log in to your account using your library card number and phone number. It will tell you “Logged in as (your library card number).”

·         Click on the “My Account” button right under this.

·         At the top of the window that opens, there will be Account Info; Notifications; Items Out/Renewals; Reserves/Requests; Bookmarks; and History.

·         Click on “Items Out/Renewals.” It should open a list of what you have checked out and on the right there should be a button that says “Renew.”

·         Once you click the “Renew” button, it should tell you that the item was “Successfully Renewed” and list the new due date.


To Reserve an item:  Log in to your library account using the directions above.

·         Use the "Find" area in the CATALOG to search for the item you wish to put on reserve.

·         Click on item.

·         Click the "Reserve this item" button.

·         Follow prompts about method of notification

·         Click on "Place Reserve."