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WorldCat Discovery manual

Your Library account page

Your account page contains a table with five sections, Checked out, Requests, Fees, Saved searches, and Profile.

WorldCat Discovery user portal


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Checked out
Lists the items you have currently borrowed from the library. For each item, the page shows the date the item has to be returned (Due Date). If you cannot return the item by the time listed, you can ask to extend your loan period, by clicking the Renew button. Items cannot be renewed if you have too many fines (charges) or if the item has been reserved by another patron.

Lists the items you have requested from the library using the Place Hold option. These can be items currently on loan to a different patron, or items requested from the closed stacks. Each item has an option to remove the hold. This is useful if you no longer need the item, e.g. because your course ended before the book was available. If a requested item is ready for pick up, it will say so on this screen.

Lists all open charges, as well as the reason for those charges and the items the charges are associated with. Charges can be late fees or bills associated with certain services, such as Interlibrary Loan.

Saved searches
Lists any searches you have saved earlier. You can run these searches again to get up-to-date results.

Shows your profile information. Please do not change these settings.

Who has an account

Tilburg University students* and staff, as well as visitors with a Tilburg University library card, can log in to use the My Account function.

To log in, visit WorldCat Discovery and click the Sign in button at the top of the screen.

After signing in via SURFconext, the text on the Sign In button will change to your first name. Clicking this button lets you select My Account as one of the options.

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*Please note: TIAS part time students need a library card to use the My Account functions.