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Library Catalog Quick Start Guide

This is a guide to assist patrons using the VDOT Research Library's online catalog, which helps patrons find and use print and online library resources.

Manage Your Account

Once you have registered for a Virtual Library Card and Signed in with your VDOT e-mail address and password you can access the catalog's "My Account" Features. While several of these features are more advanced (and a few are rarely used), a few key points are important to note when starting out.

From this option you can edit your user profile, view your current checkouts and checkout history, view your current holds (all discussed in other parts of this guide) and most importantly change your password:

Screen capture showing the manage my account feature.

Note: Several features in this section (such as My Reviews, My RSS Feeds and My Subscriptions) are rarely used at VDOT, but are discussed in Online Help. Two features are not relevant:

My Charges: We do not charge fines, so this option is not relevant.
My Messages: We use other tools (mainly e-mail and phone) to communicate with patrons.

If you have any questions or need any additional help with any of the advanced "My Account" features, see the guide on the Virtual Library Card or simply contact a librarian for help.

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