Want your browser to "remember" your library card number?


If you are using Internet Explorer 8:
NOTE: Internet Explorer 8 will not remember your password in the catalog.

  • At the top of the Internet Explorer toolbar, select "Tools"
  • Select "Internet Options"
  • Select the tab for "Content"
  • Click the "Settings" button next to "Auto Complete"
  • Check the boxes (if they are not checked already) next to "Forms," and "User names and passwords on forms."
  • Select "OK" twice.
  • The next time you visit the library's catalog, start typing in the "library card number" box. When you type "2", the rest of your card number will automatically fill in for you.

If you are using Firefox in Windows:

  • At the top of the Firefox toolbar, select "Tools"
  • Select "Internet Options"
  • Select the tab for "Security"
  • On the area titled "Passwords", make sure the “Remember passwords for sites” box is checked.
  • Select OK and return to the browser.
  • The next time you visit the library's catalog, enter your library card number and password in the upper right corner and select the login button.  You will be prompted if you would like to save your ID and password.
  • Whenever you revisit the catalog, the library card number and password will automatically be filled in for you. Select the login button and proceed.

If you are using Firefox in Linux:

  • At the top of the Firefox toolbar, select "Edit"
  • Select "Preferences"
  • Make sure the “Remember passwords for sites” box is checked.
  • Select OK and return to the browser.
  • The next time you visit the library's catalog, enter your library card number and password in the upper right corner and select the login button.  You will be prompted if you would like to save your ID and password.
  • Whenever you revisit the catalog, the library card number and password will automatically be filled in for you. Select the login button and proceed.

If you are using Opera:

Opera has a "Password Manager" which is on by default. Password Manager is found by clicking on Tools on the menu bar at the top of the browser, and then Preferences. When the Preferences window is open, select the Forms tab. At the top of the Forms window, Enable Password Manager is selected. If you do NOT want Opera to save passwords, deselect this option.

If you leave Password Manager on, and then enter your Library card number and password in the catalog, Opera asks "Do you want Password Manager to save the password for this site?" There is also a, "Remember choice for this page only." option.

If you answered "Yes," to the question, "Do you want Password Manager to save the password for this site?" then the next time you visit the catalog you can simply click on the key icon and the two text boxes fill in automatically. You do not even have to click on the Login button, Opera will take you to the next page automatically. The key icon is found on the address bar near the top of the browser. It is located between the left facing (back) and right facing (forward) arrows, and the Refresh icon.

The Macintosh version of Opera is similar to the Windows version except the location of the key icon is next to the Home (picture of a house) icon. When you go to the catalog, click on the key. A window appears with any user ids you have saved. Choose your library card number and then OK.

If you are using Chrome on a PC:

Click on the wrench icon on the top-right of the browser. Choose Options and then the Personal Stuff tab from the Google Chrome Options window. The third choice from the top is Form autofill. Select "Enable Autofill to fill in web forms with a single click."

If you would like Chrome to save password information, move to the second item from the top of the same Google Chrome Options window. Select "Offer to save passwords."

Click on "Close" and Chrome will now remember your form information.

If you are using Chrome on a Macintosh:

The top menu bar has -- from the left -- Chrome, File, Edit, View, etc. Choose Chrome and then Preferences. When the window called "Personal Stuff" opens, select the middle tab, Personal Stuff. Next to the word, "Passwords," select "Offer to save passwords." The next option down is "Enable Autofill to fill in web forms with a single click." Select this option.

When you next enter a password, Chrome will ask, "Do you want Google Chrome to save your password?" The options are, "Save password," and "Never for this site."

Following the above instructions and choosing "Save password" when prompted means the Library Card Number and Password boxes will be filled in automatically when you next visit the library catalog.


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