My Wishlist saves your faves

Now, when you search the library catalog for books, movies, or music, a new button appears after each title in your results:
Add to My Wishlist

You can use this button to save titles into a wishlist — perhaps a list of what you’ve already read, or a list of what you’d like to read. In fact, you can do both, because you can keep up to ten different lists, with up to 30 titles on each list.

To see your lists once you’ve started them, click the link at the top right of the catalog:
My WishlistMy Wishlist

Saved titles always go into a list named My List. To put them in a different list, click the box to the left of a title, click the Move To menu, and select [New Wishlist]. You’ll get a chance to name the new list.

We suggest you log in (My Account) when saving titles into lists. Why? Your wishlist will only be saved for later if you log in. Otherwise it will be cleared out when you leave the catalog or close your web browser. Saved lists remain for six months.

Do more with library wi-fi

wi-fi updatesThe Central, Rincon Valley, Rohnert Park-Cotati, Healdsburg, Northwest Santa Rosa (Coddingtown) and Petaluma Libraries now sport full-service wireless Internet access for public use. In the following weeks other branches will follow suit.

Our original wi-fi service only allowed web browsing. E-mail programs such as Outlook did not work with this service. Our new upgraded public wireless Internet service now allows you to use e-mail programs, chat, and other Internet services that have not been available using our original service. Please be patient if your branch does not yet have this service: it should be available soon!

Added Sept. 29: Sebastopol

New e-mail alerts for “due-soon” items

Still in the middle of reading that last batch of books you checked out? Now, get a reminder in time to renew them.

If we have an e-mail address for you, we now send you an e-mail before your items are due, rather than waiting until after they’re overdue. We have had numerous requests for this feature over the years.

You can have your library account changed from phone to e-mail notification by asking at the desk next time you check out items, or by using this form.