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Troubleshooting library e-resources

Tips for accessing Camosun Library e-resources such as e-journals, e-books, databases, streaming videos on or off campus.

January 2023: Changes to Course Reserve searching

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You can use your Camosun network account to log in to the library catalogue and place holds, renew items, or create book lists. This is the same account you use for myCamosun, D2L, and other Camosun services.

Searching the catalogue

Use the library's online public access catalogue (OPAC) to search for books, videos, course reserves and other physical material. You can search the OPAC without logging in.

From the library homepage > Books & media tab > choose Books & DVDs: library catalogue

  • enter an exact title or keywords related to your topic 
    • click Search
  • use the advanced search options to narrow or refine your results

When you find a book you want, write down the Library, Location, and Call number. This will help you locate the book on the shelf.



*You may find some links to ebooks, streaming videos, and government documents in the library catalogue. However, for a comprehensive search of our digital collections, please use Single Search or Databases A-Z.

Placing a hold

Placing Holds: Overview

If the library book or DVD you want to borrow is checked out or at a different campus, you can place a hold on the item and we will notify you when it becomes available.

This article describes the steps to place a hold either directly from the library catalogue or from Single Search. The catalogue method is explained in detail here, as it is more direct. 

NOTE: Holds are not permitted on course reserves, headphones, kits, or ebooks.


From the library catalogue

The library catalogue is a complete listing of all physical items in the library collection - including books, DVDs, periodicals, course reserves, kits, and equipment.

  1. From the library homepage, select the Books & media tab. Click the link for Books & DVDs


  1. Enter your keywords and click Search.
  2. When you find a book that interests you, check the Location and Status
    • If it is checked out or at another campus, click the Place hold option.


  1. Log in to your library account using your Camosun ID and password (the same one you use for D2L, myCamosun and other college services).

    catalogue account login grey box with white space to enter C# and domain password

  2. Confirm the pickup location and notification preferences. 

 Place Hold confirmation screen with pickup location outlined in red; arrow pointing to Submit button

  1. Click Submit. You will be notified by email or text when the item is available.

More information

Find more information about library borrowing, including loan periods and renewals, on the library website.

If you have questions about your library account or other services, email

My Account

Logging in:

Log in to the library catalogue to place holds, view or renew items you have checked out, or create book lists.

Look for the My Account button in the top right.

Username = C# (case sensitive) or library barcode

Password = use your Camosun domain password.

Forget your password?

Camosun students and employees can use the password management system to reset their domain password.

Community Borrowers should contact the library for assistance resetting their password or logging in to their account.