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Vernal equinox is the first day of spring. 

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Karl, Retired Pastor

The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 

 

Using the My List function in Encore (online catalog)

The My List function in Encore – our online catalog – allows you to save lists of titles in our collection you’ve already read/viewed, titles you want to explore, or other lists as you choose.  The instructions below are also available in a printable PDF format.

Go to our catalog – you can bookmark this link to get to it quickly: http://encore.wdm.iowa.gov

Click on Login in the top right of the page.  

 

 

You will login with your library barcode and your PIN. >>

 

If you don’t know your PIN, call the Library at 222-3400 and we can help you with that.

 

When you find books you want to save, click on Add to Cart. You can do this for one title or several.

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have what you want in the Cart, click on My Book Cart   >>    

         

In the Book Cart, select some or all of the items using the checkboxes at the left, then Save to List.

 

A screen will popup (make sure you aren’t blocking popups in your browser). You will Name the list and (optional) describe it. Then click Create. At the next popup, click OK.

You will return to the Cart screen. You can now remove these from your cart if you want, as they’re now saved to your List. Otherwise they’ll stay in there and be available to save to other lists or put on hold.