Managing your account

Keep track of what you have borrowed, and find out when items are due by:

Apps

BiblioCommons app for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

BiblioCommons app for Android devices

My Account 

You can manage your library borrowing and track your reading under the heading My Account on the library website and catalogue.

Account and privacy settings

You can change several settings for your account:

  • The account settings page allows you to change your username, password and preferred pick-up locations for items on hold.
  • Use the privacy settings page to change who can see items and comments on your shelved items.
  • To change name, address, telephone number, or other personal details, complete this form, or contact us.

BiblioCommons apps

iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Access Christchurch City Libraries from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with the free BiblioCommons app. The Christchurch City Libraries mobile app lets you find titles, place holds, create lists and get information about our libraries.

Features:

  • Search the collection, with filters to zero-in on the titles you’re seeking.
  • Browse bestsellers and new material.
  • Check a title’s availability.
  • Map the locations where your title is available now.
  • Reserve items.
  • Check library hours.

Android devices

CCL Mobile makes it easy to find and discover titles, manage your account, and get the branch and availability information you need.

Features

  • Search the collection, with filters to zero-in on the titles you’re seeking.
  • Browse bestsellers and new material.
  • Check a title’s availability.
  • Map the locations where your title is available now.
  • Reserve items.
  • Check library hours.

Third party services

There are services that you can use to help you manage your account. These are not provided by Christchurch City Libraries and may require that you give them access to your account information — if you do so, it is at your own risk. We recommend that you read their terms of service carefully so that you understand the service.

Library Elf

Library Elf is a web-based service that you can use to help manage your account, by receiving email and/or RSS alerts before your items are due, and about overdues and holds. Multiple library cards can be tracked by Library Elf, allowing all of your family’s borrowing activity to be summarised into a single consolidated email.

Christchurch City Libraries has subscribed to Library Elf, allowing all borrowers to receive the premium service for free.

Library Elf is a third party service. This means that Christchurch City Libraries is not responsible for any services provided, and we recommend that you read their Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You will be required to enter your library card number and PIN.

Library Books App for Mac

Library Books App is a Mac OSX application that tracks the library books you currently have issued. Library Books App displays the list of books you have checked out and provides reminders so that you can return your books on time.

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