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new SIRIS-iPac features are available to Smithsonian Institution
Libraries (SIL) cardholders. Anyone with a valid card can use your account
number to request SIL books from other branches. (If you can't locate
your card, ask someone in the branch to help you with this). These new
features are available on the "My Account" link, located on
the catalog toolbar at the top of the page.
The Login page logs you into your individual user account (called "My
Account"). Your user account links to an overview of your account,
and you can also see titles already charged out to your account, holds
you have placed on books already checked out by other patrons, blocks
on your account, and your library user profile information.
link lets you view a list of all library items charged to your library
account. Also, this feature allows you to renew all titles you already
have checked out before they are due. *However, if you have more than
50 titles charged out, if you want to renew all of them, contact your
branch librarian for assistance.
This link shows you the status of all items that you have already requested.
Through this feature, you can also activate, suspend, or cancel hold
requests. *A Hold does not recall a title that is already checked
out to another patron. Instead, when the title is returned, it will
be set aside for you to pick it up in the branch.
The Blocks page lists all the activities on your account, such as cancelled
holds, overdue notices, or other messages from the library that affects
your borrowing privileges.
This link allows you to view your current user profile, and to request
updates for that information. The user profile includes basic contact
information including your name, Smithsonian address, office telephone
number, email address, and your library card expiration date. Please
contact SIL branch staff immediately if your profile information has
changed and needs updating. This link allows you to change your SI e-mail
address and to alert staff that other information in your profile needs
to be updated.
You can access
the SIL iPac catalog through SIRIS at http://www.siris.si.edu/