Manchester, Connecticut

Visit the Library From Home

Use the library's computerized catalog to look up materials 24/7.  Search our free health, business and other databases, check your library account and reserve or renew materials.

If you have any questions about using the library's online catalog, please call the Reference Room at 860-645-0821.

You can use the Internet to place and cancel holds, review your account, and renew materials-all on your schedule!
 
How to Access Your Account
  • Have your library card in your hand
  • Open your browser
  • Type in the library homepage: library.townofmanchester.org (and bookmark it!) 
  • Click on Search the Library Catalog
  • Click on Login at the top right corner of the page you are viewing
  • Type in your library card number and pin then click submit.
  • If you have not yet set a pin, leave the pin field blank and click submit to create a new pin.
  • Your items will now be displayed on the page.  You can renew from here, review your holds, edit your account information and pay any fines due online.
  • All eligible library materials will now be automatically renewed three days before they are due.  To be eligible for automatic renewals the times must be:
    • Checked out in Manchester
    • Renewable items (all materials except museum passes)
    • Checked out to a library card in good standing and fines under $10
    • Items cannot have a reserve on them for another library patron
  • Renew an item Once you have logged in you can renew all renewable items.  This generally means all 3-week loan materials that haven’t already been renewed or requested by another library user.  Just click on the small box to the left of the title and click o the button at the bottom that says renewed marked.  You can also click renew all which will renew all of the items you have checked out.  
How to Place a Hold Online
  • Have your library card in your hand.
  • Open your browser
  • Type in the library homepage: library.townofmanchester.org (and bookmark it!)
  • Type the title or author of the item in which you are interested in the box to the left of Search
  • Click on the Arrow button to the right. 
  • You will receive a list of search results.  When you find the item you want in the list, click on the title of the book for more information.
  • You will receive an individual listing for the item, telling you how many copies the library owns and whether or not any are available to check out.
  • If you wish to reserve the item, click on the phrase Request it! to the right of the title.  Please note that if you reserve an item with an available status, library staff will bot be notified to pull it for you until the next day.  
  • If you are not already logged in, a new screen will appear where you will have to enter your library card number and PIN.  You will need to specify a pickup location
  • Click on Submit
  • A new screen acknowledging your hold will appear.  Click OK.  You will then be returned to the item’s individual listing.  
Holds may be placed on all 3-week loan materials, but not on museum passes.