The My Account page
After you have logged into your account in the online catalog, you see a page that looks like this:
Across the top, you will see your name, a Messages button, a My Account button, a My Lists button, and a Logout button.
The Messages button will open the Messages tab in the center of the screen and display any message placed in your account by the library.
The My Account button will always bring you back to this page.
The My Lists button will open the My Lists tab in the center of the screen and display the names of any lists you've saved.
The Logout button will log you out and end your session.
In the row beneath these, you see quick summary numbers for items checked out, on hold, and ready for pickup. At the end, you see a total of fines and fees you owe. (In the picture above, these summary numbers are all zero.)
Each of these quick summary numbers is clickable. If you click them, you will be taken to the appropriate screen. For instance, if you click on items checked out, the screen will open to show you your currently checked out items.
Below these, you see the search bar. You can search for things directly from this page just as if you were on the home page of the catalog.
In about the middle of the picture, you see the tabs that can be opened.
The Account Summary tab is the default tab and there you can also see quick summary numbers for items out, currently on hold, and ready for pickup. Clicking on View All for any of them will open the appropriate view for you.
The Messages tab will display any message placed in your account by the library.
The Items Checked Out tab will display information about all the items you currently have checked out.
The Holds tab will display all the items you currently have on hold.
The Account Preferences tab will display the information in your account and give you options for changing information.
The My Lists tab holds all the lists that you have created and allows you to work with the lists.
Near the bottom of the picture, you see the Fines and Payments tabs.