New Online Catalogue

Region of Waterloo Library is proud to bring you a new, and improved online catalogue experience. Explore all of the exciting features in our new catalogue!

  • Important things to know:
    • The first time you visit our new catalogue, you will need to create an account.
    • You can use our new catalogue to search for materials, place holds, and check your account.
    • Existing lists in our past catalogue will be moved to the new catalogue.
  • Share your thoughts about the new catalogue by clicking the Submit Feedback button located at the bottom of each page (login required).
  • Please reach out to Ask a Librarian with any questions.


Borrowing History

Borrowing history automatically tracks physical items borrowed from and returned to the library. Each patron decides whether or not they want to use it.

Enabling Borrowing History

You can enable borrowing history during the one-time registration, or by going to your dashboard.

Accessing Borrowing History

Borrowing history is accessible from the menu, in the My Borrowing section. You can also navigate to your borrowing history from the My Borrowing account summary in the left sidebar of any borrowing page.

Recently Returned

When you first view your borrowing history, you'll see up to eight titles that were most recently returned. Click View All Borrowing History to see all titles.


You can sort borrowing history by returned date, title, author or format, if you have 100 titles or fewer. When borrowing history has more than 100 items, sorting is no longer available. Consider transferring the items to your Completed Shelf, where you have full ability to sort or organize content.

Digital Items and Borrowing History

Digital items—eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, streaming video, and so on—are not stored in borrowing history.

Finding Your Account Information

To access your account information:

  1. Log into the catalogue.
  2. Once you log in, your username will appear in the upper right corner. Click on your name.
  3. A menu will appear. You can go to your dashboard to get an overview of activity. Or select a specific option from the menu. 

Forgot Your PIN?

Can’t remember your PIN? You can reset it by clicking the 'Forgot your PIN?' link. You’ll get an email with a link that will let you create a new PIN.

Importing Lists from Old Catalogue

Did you create lists in our old catalogue? You can import those items to the new catalogue!

To import your lists:

  • Log into your account.
  • Go to your ‘My Library Dashboard'
  • Click the ‘Request Import’ button
  • You will see the message ‘Your request has been sent. Full import will start shortly’
  • Once the import is complete, you will receive an email.
  • Go to ‘Lists’ to see your moved lists

A few things to note:

  • For large lists, the import process may take a few minutes
  • Lists that included over 100 items, will be split into more than one list (the new catalogue limits lists to 100 items)
  • Lists will be private unless you choose to publish them
  • Titles no longer available will not be imported from the old catalogue

If List Import Fails

With large lists, the import process occasionally does not retrieve every item. This may cause the import to time out. If this happens, please contact Ask a Librarian for assistance. We will notify the vendor and have the Import reset so you can try again.

Logging into the Catalogue

You can use the library catalogue to search for items without first logging in. However, you will need to first log in if you want to:
  • Place a hold
  • Check your account
  • Use some of the interactive features

Logging in requires two things:

  • Library card number (once you have registered your account, you can either your library card number or username)
  • PIN (personal identification number) 

To log in to your account

  1. Click Log In/My RWL, then Log In/Register (top right)
  2. Enter your library barcode or username, and your PIN
  3. Click Log In.

You’ll see your My Library Dashboard page. If you were in the middle of doing something, such as placing a hold, you will return to what you were doing prior to logging in.

Registering for an Account

The first time you log into the new catalogue you must register for an account. This is a one-time process.

While registering your account, you will be required to create a username. Think of your username as your library nickname. We recommend something that is short and easy to remember.

The username will be posted with any public activity you do in the catalogue such as make comments or publish lists (optional). As well, you can use it to log into the catalogue instead of your library card number if you wish.

Registration is required to take advantage of all of the features of the site.

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