You don’t have to wear your pajamas to renew your library books, but you can!

If you have the internet at home or data on a mobile device, you can renew your books at anytime through the Temiskaming Shores Public Library website. All you need is your library card number, found on the back of your card. If you don’t have it, call or stop in during business hours, and we can give it to you.

When you visit our website, click on Catalog in the list next to our logo or under the large picture that says "Welcome to Temiskaming Shores Public Library". That will take you to another page where you can see what books are new, search for titles, put books on hold, or renew your books.

TSPL website home page


At the top of the page on the right, there’s a list of options, click on Log In.

Online catalog home page


A little box pops up asking for your library card number and pin. Enter your card number without spaces. If you haven’t sent up an account before, your pin will probably be “books” or "CHANGEME". If you did set up an account and forget your pin, we can provide it to you.

Online catalog log in



Now that you are logged in, you can view your account by clicking My Account in the menu found in the top right corner. That page will show you the information we have about you in our system (if there’s any changes needed to your address or phone number, please let us know). The tabs above the information also allow you to see your checkouts, holds, and fines.

To renew your books, click on Checkouts. Above the box showing your list of books, there is the option to select all the books or you can click on the boxes beside the items you want to renew. Once you’ve chosen your items, click the blue Renew button above or below you list. A box will pop up that asks if you want to renew the item(s), choose yes. If an item has a hold on it or you’re over your renewal limit, it will not renew and a message will appear in red under that book title.


Online catalog checkouts page


One thing to remember when renewing books is that you can renew a book two times without bringing it into the library as long as there are no holds on it. After that, you need to bring it in to renew it so we can ensure it’s in good condition.

There you have it! You can renew your library books online at any time, even at 10 o’clock at night in your pajamas. We are also always happy to renew books for you if you call in or stop by.