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Primo: using the library catalogue: My Library Account

My Library Account

My Library Account in Primo allows you to: 

  • see what you currently have on loan
  • check due dates 
  • request items which are currently on loan and to collect in the library
  • cancel requests

To view My Library Account:

  • Go to https://primo.aber.ac.uk
  • Choose Sign in from the bar at the top right
  • Your name will now be displayed instead of the Sign in link
  • Click on your name and choose My Library Account:

Look at the boxes opposite to see what else you can do when you have signed in to Primo and view My Account.

Change language

You can select your language of choice by clicking Display Language or the globe at the top right of the home screen and selecting:

  • Cymraeg / Welsh
  • English / Saesneg 

Pay fines

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Demand on Library materials (books and/or media equipment) is continually increasing. Our fines system is intended to encourage users to return borrowed items by the date they are due back so they are available for the next user. This ensures equality of access for all users.

  • Fines will only be incurred on a book requested by another user which is not returned when due.

Don't duplicate your work, save your searches!

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To avoid duplicating your searches and running the same search query over and over, Primo allows signed-in users to save searches between sessions and receive email alerts when there is an update to the saved search query.

Take a look through the following tabs for instructions on how to make the most of this function.

The My Favourites page, which is accessed by clicking the My Favourites button FavoritesIcon.png at the top of the Primo home page, contains the following tabs:

  • Saved Records
    • This tab displays all of your saved individual item/book/article records and allows you to manage your saved records.

  • Saved Searches
    • This tab displays all of your saved searches (what you've used as keywords) and allows you to manage your saved searches. 

  • Search History
    • This tab displays all of your searches for the current session and allows you to manage your current session's searches. For signed-in users, Primo will retain the last 100 searches. 

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Saving an Individual Record

To save a record:

  1. Perform a search.

  2. Click the Pin button UnpinnedIcon.png next to the item that you want to save in the search results.

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    The system highlights the item, changes the icon to the Pinned icon PinnedIcon.png, and adds the item to the My Favourites page.

If you want to check what you have searched for previously, click Search history and here you'll see a list of your searches - the keywords you used in your original search.

Click on the blue hyperlinked keywords and this will take you to the results page for those terms. 

  • You can pin this search to your favourites - any new items matching our search terms that are added to the library's collections, you will be notified by email
  • or you can delete the search 

For signed-in users, Primo stores the last 100 searches in Search History and allows these queries to be copied to Saved Searches.

Although the same search can appear in Search History more than once, you will not be able add the same search to Saved Searches more than once.

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Search History Tab (Signed-In User)

During a session, searches performed prior to sign-in are not retained after sign-in.

After sign-in, Search History will include searches from previous sessions and new searches performed after sign-in.

To save a query from the Search History tab:
  1. Sign in to Primo

  2. Click Search history from the list under My Library Account

  3. Select the Search History tab to display your search history.

  4. For signed-in users only, select the Pin button that appears next to the query that you want to save. The record should now appear under Saved Searches as well.

Deleting a Saved Query

To delete a query:

  1. Click the My Favourites button at the top of the page.

  2. Select the Saved Searches tab to display all of your saved searches.

  3. Click the Unpin button that appears next to the query that you want to remove from the list.

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Deleting a Group of Saved Queries

To delete a group of queries:

  1. Click the My Favourites button at the top of the page.

  2. Select the Saved Searches tab to display all of your saved searches.

  3. Select the check boxes of the queries that you want to delete.

  4. Select Queries to Remove

  5. To select all queries, click the check box above the list.

  6. Click the Unpin button that appears above the list.

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Deleting Queries from Search History

To delete queries from Search History:

  1. Click the My Favourites button at the top of the page.

  2. Select the Search History tab to display all of your saved searches.

  3. Select an item or items, and then select the Delete icon. 

  4.  Selecting the Delete icon in a search's row, removes only that search from Search History.

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