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Access Textile Center Pat O’Connor Library Catalog from any Internet-connected computer. Search for books, check to see when your books are due and explore the collection online.

Access the Catalog Here

Surpass Library Trek APP

With Surpass Library Trek, patrons can easily search our Surpass catalog from their mobile devices. BPS technology will automatically show you the closest library, so you do not even have to find Textile Center Library from a long list. Virtually all the great features on the Surpass Safari Textile Center Library catalog are available through Surpass Trek APP, including the ability to place a reserve on books, and check account status. Library Trek AP allows Textile Center Library patrons to:

  • Find Surpass Safari Textile Center library using GPS
  • Search Textile Center collection to find materials
  • Scan the barcode on a book at a bookstore to check to see if Textile Center Library has that title
  • Reserve items
  • Login to your account to check on overdue items

How to Reserve a Book

  1. Log in with your patron number and password. (If you don’t know what they are, email nmambi@textilecentermn.org).
  2. Search for item(s) you are interested in.
  3. Click once on the blue letters on the title that you want to reserve.
  4. In a box to the right of the title, it says AVAILABLE at the top. Under that, you will see “Reserve/Hold”.
  5. Click once on “Reserve”
  6. You can reserve an item even if it is checked out.
  7. You can check your account to see if it shows the title you reserved.
  8. The librarian will find the book, save it, and alert the patron once the book is available.
  9. The book will be held for a month at the circulation desk, then returned to the shelf if no one picks it up. Call if you need a longer time than a month.

Tips for Searching the Textile Center Online Catalog

  1. You DO NOT have to login in to search the catalog.
  2. At the top left you can search by ALL; TITLE; AUTHOR (last name, first name); KEYWORD.
  3. You can view your searches in 2 modes: LIST or GRID. Grid compacts the summaries so you can look down the list more quickly.
  4. You can make a BOOKBAG for yourself. This does not come to the librarian. It is just a list for you to print out and bring with you to use in your search in the library.

Important Information to Make your Visit to Textile Center Library Successful

  1. If no one is in the library when you come, you can still check out books. Take them to the Textile Center Gift Shop and the Associate Gift Shop person will help you.
  2. If you want to buy any of the books from the SALE SHELF AREA take them to the Textile Center Gift Shop and the Associate Gift Shop person will help you.
  3. When you are on the Home page of the online catalog, you can click on MORE BULLETINS and scroll down to see the HOW TO…use reserve books and other things.
  4. You can always email (nmambi@textilecentermn.org) to ask any questions, renew books, or get your patron number and password.