I’m loving the new Shelves option in the library catalogue – it might be my favourite new feature. They make it so easy to keep track of the things I’ve borrowed and enjoyed, as well as the things I plan on borrowing in future.
You’ve probably spotted your library shelves without even realizing it. When you’re logged in you will see that every item in the library catalogue gives you the option to add it to one of your three shelves, For Later, In Progress, and Completed:
I choose For Later if I’m looking at an item in the library collection that I want to borrow at some point, but that I don’t want to commit to putting on hold right away. Most people use In Progress for books they’re currently reading, but I also like to use it to make a note of books that I might have started in one format but want to finish in a different one. I’m picky about audiobook narrators, so this really comes in handy for me. The Completed shelf helps me keep track of the titles I enjoyed to the very end and actually want to remember. I find this handier than using my Borrowing History, because I start far more books than I finish and would rather keep a record of just the good ones. I even have the option to make my shelves publicly visible if I want to share my reading journey with other library users, or keep them private just for my own use.
Give it a try! Head to the library catalogue website, https://caledon.bibliocommons.com/, log in, and start adding items to your shelves. To manage your shelves, click on your username and look for My Collections:
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