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Catalog USMAI - The Basics

This guide provides basic instructions on how to use the Catalog USMAI to find materials such as books and audio-visual media in the library.

"My Account"

In addition to using the catalog to look up books, you can also use it to check on your fines, your due dates, and your requests!  Once you've clicked on "Catalog USMAI" on the library homepage, you'll see a screen like the one in the image over there to the right, with the drop down menu and all that jazz.  Also on that first screen, way off in the top right corner are a few more options.

If you click on "my account" you'll be prompted to login.  Just choose Bowie State University as your campus affiliation and use your last name and LIB number to sign in.  Once you're in you'll see something along the lines of this:

Clicking on "Items borrowed / renewals" takes you to a list of the items you currently have checked out, including information about their due dates and their eligibility for renewal.  As long as they are eligible, you can renew them individually or all at once, right from this screen.

Clicking on "Requests" takes you to a list of the books you currently have holds placed on, as well as information about when the hold was placed and when it will expire.  

Using the "my account" feature is a great way to stay on top of your library account, prevent fines, and keep all of your library materials organized!