Discovery/Catalogue/Classic Catalogue have been replaced by Omni and will become unavailable on December 31, 2022.
These tools now represent a snapshot of McMaster’s collections on June 21, 2022. Any resources added to our collections after that date will NOT appear in these tools.
Please update your bookmarks and recreate your lists and preferred searches in Omni. For instructions, see Pin Sources to My Favourites, Create Alerts/Notifications and Search History in this Omni guide.
To learn more, read:
The Library Account in this system is no longer current. Please Sign in to Omni to access your new Library Account.
To login to your Library Account, go to Discovery or Catalogue and select My Library Account from the top right corner of the screen.
At the Library Account Login screen, use one of the authentication methods below:
If you need assistance with your MacID, please refer to: https://uts.mcmaster.ca/services/accounts-and-passwords/macid/
NOTE: If you have multiple roles with McMaster (e.g., as both an employee and as a student), you may have more than one Library Account in our system. If your MacID doesn't retrieve your desired Library Account (e.g., your Checkouts do not display), use the barcode and PIN option described below.
If you need assistance with your barcode and PIN, please contact a Service Desk in one of the libraries - https://library.mcmaster.ca/justask
The Library Account in this system is no longer current. Please Sign in to Omni to view your checkouts and renew materials.
To view the physical items that you have checked out of McMaster libraries ...
If one of your items is set to become overdue, you will be sent an email notification to your McMaster account.
To renew books you have checked out ...
The Library Account in this system is no longer current. Please Sign in to Omni to view any Fine+Fees in your new Library Account.
You can accrue fines if you return a course reserve item or a recalled item past its due date. If library material is never returned, you can also be charged a replacement cost for the item. For full details, refer to Loan Policies and Fines (Mills, Innis & Thode) and Borrowing Penalties & Fines (Health Sciences Library).
To view any fines or fees you have on your Library Account ...
Questions about a fine?
The Library Account in this system is no longer current. Please Sign in to Omni to place Holds/Requests.
Any physical items you have requested in Discovery or Catalogue will be listed in the Holds section of your Library Account.
To cancel a hold ...
To view a list of items you saved from a folder in Discovery or Catalogue
It is possible to save searches and receive e-mail alerts when items match your search. This feature only works with Catalogue results. Articles & More results are excluded.
To create and save a search ...
To review and run your searches ...
To save your Preferred Searches ...
Save your reading history before December 31, 2022. This feature is not available in Omni.
By default, the Reading History (or Borrowing History) feature in your library account is inactive.
To activate Reading History ...
Any future items that you borrow and return to the Library will now be listed in this section.
To save your Reading History ...
To de-activate Reading History (after it has been activated) ...
All items that you borrow and return to the Library will no longer be listed in this section.