Answered By: Hugh Rendle
Last Updated: Aug 28, 2015     Views: 35

WorldCat is different than a traditional library catalogue. At this time the WorldCat account is separate from your borrower' account and is used for a different purpose. Let me explain.WorldCat.org is the largest bibliographic database in the world. Tyndale has chosen to also use WorldCat as our local library catalogue.

Your borrower's account keeps track of the physical material you sign out of the Tyndale Library. This is where you go to renew material and check your account. A Tyndale barcode on a Tyndale student card or membership card is needed. Faculty staff and mambers use their library barcode number and set their own password.

Your WorldCat account is an optional account that you can set up. It is associated with the wider WorldCat community. This allows you to use the social media features of WorldCat. You can save searches, create lists for bibliographies and format and share those lists. You can write reviews, tag items and create a profile for yourself.

For accessing digital library resources from off campus, members of the Tyndale faculty, students and staff also need a login to the Tyndale proxy server to authenticate themselves into the Tyndale network. Students use their  mytyndale.ca login. Faculty and staff have a login available. Submit an I.T. heldesk request. Library members from the outside community do not have remote access to these resources due to licensing restrictions.

We hope there may be some consolidation possible in the future.