Yorkville Public Library`s Online Catalog


PrairieCat is our online automated catalog, placing 3.1 million items from more than 130 library locations right at your fingertips!.

Click on the icon above to enter the catalog; additional instructions are listed below.

To get started

- Type in your search word(s)  (no punctuation or capitalization is necessary), 
then click on the arrow or press the enter key.
- If you have misspelled a word you will be presented with a "Did you mean" question with the correct spelling in a blue link.

Refine your search and Locate an item

- From the facets on the left you can REFINE your search by selecting such 
things as the correct format you require (i.e. large print, book on CD, DVD etc.), a particular library, publishing date and more.
- To find an item`s location, click on the title.You will see it`s full catalog record, reviews and a list of the libraries and their call numbers where the 
item can be located. 

- Use ADVANCED Search to create custom searches with more options.
With ADVANCED Search, you can search specifically for movies, or books in Spanish, or things published just in 2012 or many other combinations.


After logging in and once you have found what you are looking for you can request items or drop your items into a cart. Then you can request(place a hold on) what is in your cart or put what is in your cart into a list. (Carts are not saved)
From your account you can:
1.View what you have on hold and cancel or freeze a hold.
2.View the number of items you have checked out and renew items.
3.Modify your personal information:
    You can create an alternate ID for logging in if you cannot remember your library barcode.
    You can update your email address.
4.You can modify your PIN ( by default your PIN is the last four numbers of your library barcode)
5. Opt in to view your Reading HIstory going forward. (It you opt back out then it all gets deleted)
6. View your ratings on titles.
7. View your reviews on titles.
8. View and manage your lists.
9. Events Calendar is not currently available.

You will be contacted when the item you have requested  is ready for pick up. 
When there is no activity for 10 minutes you will be logged out. Be sure to LOG OUT when you are finished using the catalog.

Phone Renewal System: 1-888-542-7259

To use this service you will need your library barcode number and the library barcode of the book you would like to renew.

Need Help with PrairieCat?
Call (630) 553-4354, e-mail , or stop by the Reference Desk.