Get Started: Create Your New BiblioCommons Account

We're so happy to welcome you to the new

You'll need to create a BiblioCommons account to place holds, make lists, and maintain your library account online.

BiblioCommons is an online service that TBPL uses that makes it easier to track your holds and renewals and find the titles you are looking for in our collection.  BiblioCommons also allows you to share ratings and commentary about the titles you find at your library, and to connect with other library users.

When you register, you'll create an easy-to-remember username you can use to log in, so you don't have to type your barcode every time you want to make use of your account. Registration also allows you to get personalized recommendations and engage with other users through ratings and reviews.

After you have registered, you can choose to log in with your username or your library card number.

Let's Create Your Account!

  • Log in, using the button in the top right of your screen, with your Library card number and PIN. You will be prompted to create a username. (Remember, in the future you can log in with your username or library card number.)
  • To manage your privacy settings, go to My Settings.
  • You can now place holds with a single click! Skip the step of selecting a library every time you place a hold. Set up a preferred location and place holds with just one click. To set this up, log in and click My Settings, then Hold and Pickup Location.
  • Get organized. Use online Shelves to organize everything you have read, listened to, or watched or that you want to check out from the library later. To see your Shelves, log in and click My Profile, then Shelves.
  •  Connect with your Library staff and a community of readers. See what Thunder Bay Public Library and other readers are reading and recommending. Follow TBPL staff or other readers who have chosen to share their lists and recommendations. You can rate items, post comments and create lists.


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