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My Account Tools and Saved Searches Video Tutorial


To get to My Account, log in to PittCat using the Sign In menu in the upper right corner.  Once you log in, you will be at the Overview page.  You can access several services using the headings at the top of the Overview page:

  • Loans lists you what you have borrowed and when those items are due back to the library.  You can renew any item by selecting that item and then clicking on the RENEW button for that item.
  • Requests lists any library material requests you have made.
  • Fines + Fees lists any fines or fees you have incurred.  You can use the Pay Fine link to pay your fines online.
  • Blocks + Messages details
  • Personal Details lists library account information like your home address or contact information.

Saved Records


As you search in PittCat, you can keep track of important catalog records by saving them to your Saved Records list.  To save a record you must be logged into PittCat.  Select the record you want to save, and select the push pin icon in the upper right of that record.

To see your saved records, click on your name in the upper right corner of PittCat to open the drop-down menu, and select My Favorites. Select the Saved Records heading to see a list of those items you have saved.

You can label your records for easy sorting.  In each record you should see an ADD LABEL button.  Select this button and type in the label you want on that record.  You can sort your records by label by using the Labels menu on the far right.

Saved Searches


You can save a good search onto your Saved Searches list to rerun later.  To save a search or use the advanced search tools, you need to be logged into PittCat.

To save a search, run a search.  Immediately below where you typed in your search, you should see the number of results listed, and to the right of that number, you should see a pushpin icon.  Select the pushpin icon to “pin” the search to your Saved Search list.



To rerun a saved search, select the hotlinked search title from your Saved Searches list.  PittCat will automatically rerun the search.