Patrons can access their account right from the Garwood Library homepage or by clicking here.
On the top toolbar, select “My Account”- you will then be prompted to fill in your library information (library card # and pin).
NOTE: A pin must first be established in order to access your account. This can be done in the library or over the phone.
Once in your account, you can change your username and password to make logging in easier.
- Acess to your full library account.
- Access to the Garwood Public Library card catalog.
- Allows users to save searches and books into personalized lists (i.g.- “To Read” lists)
- Allows users to view all current loans and their respective due dates.
- Past loans may be viewed if allowed by the patron. See librarian for details.
- Put items on hold.
- Allows users to access their fines (though fines are not payable online).
- Renew current loans.
Library cards are generally issued to children as they finish Kindergarten, however, if a parent wants his/her child to have a library card sooner, they need only to come in a fill out an application. A parent/guardian must complete and sign the application, accepting responsibility for the minor child. There is a limit of five (5) books issued on a child’s card, with not more than two books on any one subject.
Adults (18 years and older) are issued a Library Card with proof of residence in Garwood (valid driver’s license, lease, or deed). There is a limit of 15 items per an adult card, with a limit of not more than two books on any one subject.
YOUR LIBRARY CARD MUST BE PRESENTED FOR ANY BORROWING TRANSACTION. YOU MAY NOT LEND YOUR CARD TO ANOTHER PERSON. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MATERIALS CHECKED OUT UNDER YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER.
- First card is free. $2.00 charge assessed for first replacement, with an additional $2.00 for each occurrence thereafter.
- Damaged Cards: If your card becomes damaged beyond use, you may bring it to the Circulation Desk for replacement without charge.
- Renewals: Library cards are issued for a period of one year. Bring your card to the Circ Desk for an update. Renewals are free.
Non-Resident Cards: A patron registered in a M.U.R.A.L. reciprocal borrowing library wishing to borrow from the Garwood Library, will be registered as a Non-Resident, subject to all the rules and regulations applicable. Non-resident’s must be in good standings at their home library with no acrued fines.
Holds are placed on items one of two ways. If there is an item available inside the library, you cannot put a hold with the “My Account” feature of the library website. Instead, you may call up the library and ask for that item to be placed on hold. This can similarly be done with an item that is currently checked out- provide the librarian with the title of the item and author (where applicable) and they will put the item on hold.
Using the “My Account” button to place a hold-
Those unfamiliar with the “My Account” feature must first establish a pin with the library. This can be done in person or on the phone.
Access your account by clicking here. Log in using your library card number and pin. (A username and password can be established later)
Search for the item you’d like to place a hold on by entering the title, author or other relevant terms into the search box.
Once you locate the item within the list that your search generates, click on ‘Place Hold’. If you do not see this option, or your item does not come up in your search, the Library may not have it available.
Items can be renewed over the phone, in person, or through the “My Account” feature.
Patrons are able to call the library and ask for their items to be renewed over the phone, or they can visit the circulation desk with or without the item for it to be renewed.
Access the “My Account” feature on the library website or by clicking here.
Input your library card number, pin, or EZ login information.
(Note: A pin must first be established to log in to your account. This can be done in person or over the phone)
From there, access your loans through the “Account Activity” tab to see all current loans. Items are renewable through this page.
NOTE: DVD’s are NOT able to be renewed. Audiobooks, books, and periodicals are subject to ONE renewal per item.
Many programs and events provided by the Garwood Public Library require registration.
Patrons can register for upcoming programs by calling or visiting the library. Sign-up sheets are available at the circulation desk along with information regarding programs and upcoming monthly events.
To register for a program online, visit the “Calendar” option on the Garwood Public Library homepage, select the program you wish to register for and fill in your information to be added to the registration list.
Note: Some programs are not able to be registered online via the Calendar webpage. Please call or visit the library to register for these programs.