Catalog Tips & Tricks

Become a library power user with these handy tips!

Change your notification preferences

  1. Log in to the catalog via My Account
    • Enter your Username (your library card number with no spaces, unless you created your own)
    • Enter your PIN (the last 4 digits of your library card number OR your last name in ALL CAPS, unless you created your own)
    • If you have any trouble logging in, call our Reference Desk at 413-259-3096
  2. Select Account Preferences
  3. Select Notification Preferences
  4. Check or uncheck the boxes to select notification by email, phone, text message, or some combination thereof
  5. If you opt to receive notifications by text message*, you will need to select your Mobile Carrier from the drop-down menu and also enter your 10-digit Mobile Number with no spaces or dashes (see screenshot below)
  6. Select Save

* Carrier changes may apply.

NOTE: Any changes you make to your notification preferences will be applied to holds you place AFTER making the changes, but not to existing holds.

Change your notification settings (e.g., opting to receive text message notifications)

Keep track of your reading history



  1. Log in to the catalog via My Account
    • Enter your Username (your library card number with no spaces, unless you created your own)
    • Enter your PIN (the last 4 digits of your library card number OR your last name in ALL CAPS, unless you created your own)
    • If you have any trouble logging in, call our Reference Desk at 413-259-3096
  2. Select Account Preferences
  3. Select Search and History Preferences
  4. Check the box next to Keep history of checked out items?
  5. Select Save
To view your reading history, select Items Checked out and then Check Out History.

NOTE: Your history will begin with items checked out AFTER you turn on this feature.

We will be adding more tips in the future. Stay tuned!