Frequently Asked Questions about the Library Catalogue (Bibliocommons)

What is my PIN?

By default, your PIN is set to the last 4 digits of the phone number that you gave us when you registered for your library card.

What is Bibliocommons?

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RDPL has rolled out a brand new catalogue called Bibliocommons which offers a more engaging, effective, and fun way to search for your favourite items and to interact with your library online.

Features include:

    • Flexible search box. You can search for call numbers, ISBNs, etc. "Did-you-mean" search results handle spelling and phrasing errors. 
    • Shelves. Keep track of what you want to read, are currently reading, and have read! 
    • Lists. Create lists of your favourite themes, genres, authors, anything!
    • Recently Returned. Want recommend an item to a friend that you've returned and can't remember the title? Enable this feature in your Bibliocommons profile to see what you just brought back!
    • Rate and comment on items. Did you love a book? Hate it? Tell people what you think! Give star ratings and/or add comments. Ratings and comments are compiled from all Bibliocommons libraries.
    • NoveList recommendations. Finished a book that you love and don't know what to read next? Get recommendations based on the series, title, and author!
    • Featured Collections and Staff Picks
      • Looking for a recommendation based on a theme or genre? Our staff have made selections for you!
      • Find unique material at RDPL in the Featured Collections section!

Leap into the new catalogue @ rdpl.bibliocommons.com