My MAIN Account
Your MAIN online account allows you to manage your borrowing and preferences, check for overdue items, and reserve Kemmerer Library items as well as items owned by other MAIN libraries.
Getting Started

When you register for a library card at Kemmerer Library, your MAIN online account is automatically generated.

  • Go to www.hardinglibrary.org.
  • Click the MAIN Catalog link at the top of the page.
  • Click on the My Account drop-down menu in the blue bar at the top of the page.
  • Type in your 13 digit library card number in the Barcode/Username box (you can change your username later). Then type in the 4 digit password you received when you received your library card. This is usually the 4 last digits of your telephone number, and this, too, may be changed later.
  • These steps take you to the MAIN Catalog home page.
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Things to do with My Account
Use the My Account drop down menu (top blue bar) to manage your loans and information. Below are your options:

My Record

Contact Information and Preferences

You will not be able to change your address information yourself; any corrections or changes must be done at the Library. However, you can change your e-mail/phone information, indicate how you prefer to be contacted, and check if you wish to maintain a reading list. Remember to click the Submit Change Request button to confirm changes.

Change Logon

This menu allows you to change your username and password. Click Save to confirm new logon information.

Items Out/ Renewals

This page shows a list of all items checked out. To the right of each title the number of renewals possible will be listed. You can renew an item by checking the box to the right of the item title and then clicking Renew Selected Items at the bottom.

You will not be able to renew an item if it is non-renewable, if another patron has requested the item, or if you have exceeded the maximum number of renewals.

Fines and Fees

This page shows any outstanding fines. Items which have not been returned will be shown as overdue on the Items Out page, but will have no fines assessed. If you wish to see the estimated fines on overdue items, click the box for Estimate Fines.

Requests

This page shows a list on items requested. To the right of the title, its status is noted: On Waiting List, En Route, or Ready for Pick-Up.

The buttons at the bottom allow you to cancel or suspend a request for a period of time. The latter is convenient if you are planning a vacation and want to ensure you are in the Township when the item comes in.

Items ready for pick-up are held for 7 at the Library. If not collected, they are returned to the lending library.

Reading History

This feature must be activated at the Library by a librarian. Once activated, it allows you to see your borrowing history over the prior 5 years.

Requesting an item
  1. From www.hardinglibrary.org, click MAIN Catalog or from My Account, click the Search Options tab and select your search criteria (e.g. title, author, or keyword) and search method (e.g. browse, advanced, Boolean, etc.).
  2. From the drop down menu select search criteria (title, author, etc.) and then type in keyword or phrase with “a/an” and “the” at the beginning omitted.
  3. From the list of results, click your title of choice.
  4. The new page will show the title image (usually) and a description. To the right there are 3 options:
  • Find a Copy: Which libraries own the title and where it is available.
  • Full Display: Detailed information at the title plus reviews.
  • Place Request: Reserve the title to be delivered to your library of choice. Click this button.
  1. From the drop-down menu, select the library where you would like to pick up the item.
  2. Click Submit Request. You will be notified when the item arrives at the Library.

When searching the MAIN online catalog, the Quick Start feature auto-generates suggestions as you type. This is convenient when you are not quite sure of the author or title of an item. The Browse feature can be set to Title, Author, Subject, Series. This is useful when you know this information in advance of searching the catalog.

Borrowing from the Library
What can I borrow from the library and for how long?
Adult fiction (new and older)14 days
Adult nonfiction28 days
Pre-loaded Kindles14 days
Children’s items14 days
Teen books14 days
DVDs7 days
Downloadable eBooks and audio books10 or 14 days
Downloadable magazinesUnlimited loan
Can I renew my borrowed library items to extend the loan period beyond the due date?
Most Library items can be renewed twice if the item has not been requested by another Library patron. However, some items borrowed from other MAIN libraries may have different renewal terms and are not renewable beyond the original due date.
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How do I renew Library items?
There are several ways to renew your borrowed Library items:
  • To renew Library items online 24/7 use your library ID to log into My Account on www.hardinglibrary.org. Click on the items you wish to renew. If you have exceeded your maximum renewals, if you have more than $5 in outstanding fines or fees, or if another patron has requested the item, you will not be able to renew your items. Your library ID is the number on your library card starting with 110103000.
  • Visit the Library and ask the circulation staff to renew your item(s) for you.
  • Call the Library to renew at 973-267-2665.
How many items can I have checked-out on my Library account?
There is a limit of 200 items checked-out on your Library card at one time. There is a limit of 4 downloadable eBooks and/or online audio books checked-out at one time.
Where do I return borrowed Library items?
Return items 24/7 to our outside book drop. Pre-loaded Kindles must be returned in person at the circulation desk during operating hours.
Can I return borrowed Library items to a different library?
Yes, most borrowed Library items can be returned to any library in the MAIN consortium. The items will be checked-in and removed from your Library Account at the time it is returned, and then sent back to the owning library.
What are the fees if my Library items are not returned on the due date?
Extended loan fees for “overdue” or late Library items are $.10 per day on most Library books. Overdue Loan fees accrue daily until overdue materials are returned, and may reach a maximum extended loan fee of $5.00 for each item. Late fees will not be assessed on the Library’s closed dates, or when the Library is unexpectedly closed for the entire day due to inclement weather or special circumstances.
How do I pay fees on my Library account?
Fees are paid with cash or checks made payable to “KLHT”. The Library cannot accept credit cards or debit cards for payment.
My borrowed Library item is lost or damaged; what do I do?
  • Pay the replacement retail price of the item (ask us for the replacement price), or,
  • Purchase a replacement copy; the replacement copy must be New (used copies are not accepted as replacements), and an exact match of the lost or damaged item (same ISBN)
If the item is owned by a different library, please contact them for procedures (most of our partner libraries do NOT accept replacement copies). After a lost item is paid or replaced, no refunds are given if the item is later found.
How do I place a Hold Request on a Library item in the Catalog?
To place a Hold Request on an item:
  • Log into your Library Account to place a Hold Request on an item online
  • Visit the Library and ask the staff to place your Hold Request
  • Call the Library at 973-267-2665
How do I request an item that is not listed in the Catalog?
  • In the Catalog, select “Can’t Find It?” from the menu on the left; select “Request an Item” from the drop down menu
  • Visit the Library and place your request
  • Call the Library at 973-267-2665
Zinio — Free Online Magazines
As part of MAIN Kemmerer Library Harding Township offers free, online magazines for your iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows 8, and PC/MAC.
How do I get started?
  • Go to www.hardinglibrary.org.
  • Click the MAIN Catalog tab at the top of the homepage.
  • Click the “Download Books & Magazines” tab at the top in the left-hand band.
  • Click “Zinio for Libraries (magazines).”
  • Once on the Zinio page, click “Create New Account”, top left hand tab.
  • Enter your library card number in the box (starts with 11013000), click Next.
  • Enter your information in the text boxes. The password must have at least 7 characters and include letters and numbers. Click the Create Account box to log into MAIN’s Zinio collection.
  • If you do not wish to receive e-mails from Zinio’s commercial side, unclick the box asking if you wish to receive updates from Zinio.
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The collection has 50 magazines in total and covers a wide range of interests and audiences. A full list of titles is available at the Library circulation desk.

How do I borrow a magazine?
To borrow a copy, select the magazine and click the blue Checkout box. A new box will open where you will have to enter your e-mail address and password to check out the item. Once you have checked out a magazine, click “Start Reading. You will have to enter your e-mail and password again at this step. The download takes a few seconds. The loan period is unlimited.
Zinio Reading List
If you have more than one magazine checked out, your reading list shows up in a separate tab. To get back to the MAIN magazine catalog click on the tab to the left of “Your Reading List.” Bear in mind that “Your Reading List” resides in the commercial Zinio sphere and that any interaction you have with the live chat or “Help” will not be with your librarian, but with Zinio staff.