How to use our Library Program

The Program
Evergreen is the name of the library software system that the Portage la Prairie Regional Library uses
Evergreen is an open source software system that allows patrons to find library materials and helps libraries to manage, catalogue and circulate those materials

  • A current library membership (in good standing) is required
  • On the Library Home Page select “Our Collection / My Account” from the menu bar
  • Choose “Catalogue Search / My Account” from the drop down menu
  • To Log in:  Click on “My Account” at top right of the page
  • In the “Log in to Your Account” space:
    Library Card Number of Username: Type in the barcode from your library card in space indicated
    PIN Number or Password default will be the last 4 digits of your phone number

Please call the Library at 204-857-4271 to reset password if these methods do not work

Note: Usernames and Passwords are case sensitive
A member can change Usernames and Passwords as often as one wishes by accessing Account Preferences

If you have trouble logging in, contact the Library at 204-857-4271

Guests (Non-Members)
Non-members can access to view the collection only. No other function is available

Account Preferences

  • Account Summary
    . Lists holds, items on loan etc.
    . Current Circulation  (overdue) Charges are shown with description on this page
  • Items Checked Out
    . Shows items currently on loan with Due Date
    . Items may be renewed from this screen
    Check Out History
    . Located under the Items Checked Out tab.
    . Allows the option to *keep history of library items loaned
    *Note: History will not be kept unless this option is selected
    (See Account Preferences / Search and History Preferences below)
  • Holds
    . Lists item request and status of those requests
    . Holds may be cancelled or suspended  by selecting ‘Actions for selected holds’
    This option is practical when a patron is  going away on vacation
    . Patrons may view their holds history if they have opted to keep a history of their holds
    (See Account Preferences / Search and History Preferences below)
  • Account Preferences
    Personal Information
    . Allows  patrons to change: Username, PIN Number or Password and contact Email at any time
    . Adding an email address in this section allows the library to send courtesy notices, overdue notices and reserved item notifications directly to one’s email account in lieu of a traditional telephone call
    Notification Preferences
    . Patrons can choose their preferred method of contact for holds that are ready for pickup. The options include phone, email and text.
    Search and History Preferences
    . Select “Keep history of checked out items?” to keep a history of materials that have been previously checked out
    . Select “Keep history of holds?” to keep a record of holds placed
    * Note: History will not be kept unless these options are selected
    Due to privacy legislation, the Library staff no longer has access to your previously checked out items.
  • My Lists
    . Create a  personal ‘wish list’ of books or books in series etc.
  • Log Out

To return to the Home Page of our Website click on “LIBRARY HOME” in the yellow stripe at the top left of the page under Portage la Prairie Regional Library.