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Ceredigion On-line Library Catalogue


How to Search

Search under the name of the author, title or subject
Renew: use your card number and password to log into your account
Reserve: log into your account using your library card number and password

Do not use your browser buttons to navigate; please follow the instructions on the catalogue.

You may:

  • Search the database to find out what books and other items are available in Ceredigion Library.
  • Reserve items you wish to borrow.
  • Check your details
  • Renew books without visiting the library.You may renew an item up to 3 times provided that no-one else wants to borrow that particular item. If for any reason you are unable to renew an item please contact your local branch.

Current rules and regulations regarding charges and fines still apply.

Please note: Ceredigion is a rural county. Half of the items issued are made through the mobile libraries which make monthly visits. The availability of items will depend on the mobile timetable.

Types of Search :

Simple Search : allows you to search under the name of the author, title or subject. You can enter 1-2 key words from the title if you are not sure of the complete title.

You can also limit the search to a particular Format Type e.g. book, video, DVD etc. or to a particular service point Location e.g. Aberystwyth or Cardigan or New Quay branch or to a particular Language e.g. English or Welsh

Index Searching : enter a word and the catalogue will show the number of titles under that particular term.

Once the list of titles appears on the screen click on the left side to View the selected item. The next page will show the locations of the items. If there is a date under Availability the item is on loan. If not, the item should be on the shelf.

Clicking on the author's name will allow a screen to appear with the author's surname. Adding the author's first name or initial and pressing enter will show other titles by that author.

The Full Description will show how many copies there are in stock and where they are located.

The Holdings - details will show whether there is a copy on the shelf (Availability = -) or a date (return date of the item).

To return to the previous page = Level up.

You can save selected items for further viewing.


You must login to RENEW items and RESERVE items.

Use your Ceredigion Library card number and your PIN. Please e-mail (contact) the library to obtain a new password

You can then:

  • View your Personal Information.
  • Change your password.
  • Set up an alerting service (to alert you of new books on a particular topic or by a particular author).
  • View your 'Savelist'.
  • Make any suggestions to buy items
  • View the items you have on loan with a chance to RENEW.

Choose 'My Loan, with a possibility of renewal'. EITHER choose 'Renew all' OR 'Renew Selection', and choose the item (s) you wish to renew. Then 'Confirm extension', and the new return date will appear in the list of books you have on loan.


Choose 'New Search'; enter Search Term; Choose title and reach 'Full Description'. Choose 'Reserve' (bottom left side), and a new screen will appear: Choose your 'Pickup location' and 'Make reservation'. A message should then appear with 'Your reservation has been accepted'. Click OK.