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Library Catalogue

You can search over 255,000 items from all the public libraries in Perth County. Search for items, renew what you have out, review what you've read, and reserve your next book - 24/7.

Getting Started

The library catalogue, which contains materials from all the libraries in Perth County, provides improved searching, customer account features, and includes new social options for tracking what you have read and borrowed.

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Selecting a Username

  • Usernames may be public, so you may not want to use your full name
  • Use 24 characters or less
  • Use any combination of letters, numbers and underscores (e.g., goodreader2013, meldewey_1903)
  • Do not use spaces, symbols (e.g., @) or other non-alphanumeric characters

Log in using your Stratford Public Library card number and PIN. The first time you log in to BiblioCommons, you will be asked to create a username. This username will allow you to use the interactive features of the catalogue such as making lists, contributing reviews, comments and star ratings. Once you have registered, you can use your new username to log in, or you can continue using your Library card number to log in. You will be prompted for your PIN. Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change my username?
You can change your username at any time. To do so log in to your account and click on 'My Settings' on the top right of the screen. You will see the 'Username' text box where changes can be made.

Why do you need my birthdate?
A birthdate is only required to identify anyone 12 years old or under as different privacy rules apply to our youngest customers. Your birthdate will by kept private.

Do I need an email address?
Providing an email address is optional. You may wish to provide your email address in case you forget your PIN or password and need to reset it.  Contact the Library to use your email for preoverdue notices and to contact you when an item placed on hold is available for pick-up.

Can other people see my username?
If you choose to contribute to comments, share lists or other content, your username will be public on the Internet.  If you only use your account to place holds and check your account, your username will not be seen by others.

Where are my privacy settings?
You can choose to share content you add to BiblioCommons publicly or to keep contributions private. When creating content, simply click the box “make this private” to keep content private.  Manage your privacy settings once you have created your username. Click on "Privacy" under My Settings to make your shelves private.

How do I add BiblioCommons to my mobile device home screen?
Following these instructions will allow you to place an icon for BiblioCommons onto your mobile device. This will allow for quick access, like an app!  

Have more questions?
See BiblioCommons Help: Registration and Login for more frequently asked questions or ask at the library.