Using My EPL Online
What is My EPL?
My EPL Online is your gateway to using the library online. It lets you view your library card information and keep track of when your items are due back and place holds. My EPL Online lets you request books, movies, music and games you’d like to borrow. You also have the option to pick up your holds from any EPL branch location.
You can log in by using your library bar code and the PIN/password you selected when you received your library card. Find My EPL in the top menu bar or click on the Login link located in the top right hand corner of this page.
One Time Card Registration
Once you get your library card, you will need to register your card online to be able to use My EPL Online. The PIN/password requested in the Login screen is the same code that you chose when you signed up for your library card. If you do not know your PIN/password, please contact us or click the Forgot your Password link.
This page displays your name and birth month and year that you provided when you signed up for your library card.
As a last step, enter a username and agree to the Terms of Reference before completing your registration.
Username: a name that you make up (i.e. rkaplan, royk, rk1960) that you can use instead of your library bar code to log in. Your username will be displayed beside any comments you make. Note: you cannot have a space in your username.
If your username is unavailable, then add numbers or letters. Simply make changes until it is valid.
Email Address: Your reminders to pick up or to return books that are due will be sent to this address.
My EPL Account Information
Your My EPL account has all of your borrowing information such as number of books you have on hold, when your checked out books are due back or fines you may have.
To access your My EPL account. Log in using the widget at the top of the left column.
Or you can use the My EPL menu. Hover the arrow over the words "My EPL" to see the menu.
Account Settings and Card Renewals
Under account settings you can change your username, your PIN and your email address.
For customers with expired cards, you can also renew your card one last time in your account's My Settings.
The "Renew Card" link only appears next to the card expiry date one month prior to expiry date.
To access your account settings first log in using your library barcode or username and PIN.
Once you have logged in then click on My EPL in the top menu.
Click on the "My Settings" link at the top of the page.
Here you can change your username, PIN and email then click save. Click on the "Renew your card now" link to pay by credit card and renew online. The "Renew your library card now link" appears one month before your library card is due to expire.
Search the Catalogue
Find books, movies, CD's, video games and more.
Enter your search words in the box at the top.
Select from the drop down menus on the left in order to narrow it down by format (i.e. DVD) audience (i.e. children) etc.
To further narrow results choose a topic, language or other specific category.
To place a hold just click.
If you click on the title or cover of an item you can also place a hold from in the record.
Sharing in the Catalogue
There are many ways to share your thoughts on books, movies, music and games with fellow EPL catalogue users. You can write comments about books you have read, rate CD's, and send messages to other users recommending good reads.
You can also make lists to share with others like "Quite possibly the most pretentious books ever!"
To see what others are sharing go to the Explore page to read recent reviews/comments, view recently added videos and lists.
Your privacy is protected, users can not find out your real identity if your username is anonymous. None of your personal information is available to other users. Your borrowing history is not shared with anyone.
Below is a map of what in your MY EPL account is private and what is public.
How do I keep an item in My Lists or My Collection private?
You can check the box to "keep this item private" you can also make select to make whole lists private the same way.