Bryan-Bennett Library

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Web PAC

Public Access Catalog via the Internet

From your own home

With your own PC and Internet connection at home or work, you can access Bryan-Bennett Library.  Whether you need to place a hold on a current bestseller or view your patron information on file, all of this, plus more can be done with a few simple clicks of the mouse.

Web PAC address:

The Bryan-Bennett Library Web PAC is located at http://search.illinoisheartland.org

A search engine for this catalog is also located on the Home Page of the Bryan-Bennett Website.

You will need

  • A couple of things are needed from you to use the Web-based Public Access Catalog.  You will need to be a registered Bryan-Bennett Library patron in good standing.
  • Then you will need to establish a Personal Identification Number (PIN).  For security reasons, this must be done in person at the Library.

To ensure your privacy, the Library will NOT release the PIN over the telephone.  If you forget your PIN, you must come into the Library to identify yourself, before Library staff can work with you to reestablish your PIN.  However, once online with the system you may change your PIN anytime.

System Capacity

This system works best with Netscape Navigator 4.04 or higher or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.02 or higher.

You will be able to:

  • View Bryan-Bennett Library's holdings and those of the other 427-plus libraries connected to the Illinois Heartland Library System.
  • Renew items currently checked out to you.
  • Place up to 5 holds on items owned by any library in the Illinois Heartland Library System database.
  • Change the statues of a hold you have previously placed.
  • View your patron information
  • View your fines.
  • Change your PIN.